Believe it or not, the nutritional needs of children have not changed much in the last 20 years. However, the world they live in certainly has. It is quite a different childhood experience for kids and teens, with fast food restaurants on every corne... Read more
Do you always feel pressed for time? If so, you are certainly not alone. Last October, millions of Americans participated in the first annual “Take Back Your Time Day,” a project of the Center for Religion, Ethics and Social Policy at Cor... Read more
You've made the decision to get in shape, lose weight or just live a healthier lifestyle. But you're worried about how you'll manage to find the time to get to the gym, shop and cook healthy foods, or even how you'll keep your goals i... Read more
Hi, everybody. I'm the world's foremost authority on procrastination and general laziness. Like everyone else, life has dealt some heavy blows. I fight depression like many folks, and am having problems with getting things done - this includes eat... Read more
This year the men's champion ran it in 2:08, and the women's champion ran it in 2:19.. just 11 mins separating them. We've come a long way since we thought women were incapable of running more than 1.5 miles.
www.makers.com/kathrine-switzer... Read more
I'm going on week three with SparkCoach and it is a great tool. But, it makes me realize how much I'm messing up. I'm not perfect and I feel bad about how I can't seem to get all the pieces into the puzzle of food and exercise. I spend at least an ho... Read more
It's been a rough couple of years and I'm back for the third time to try to get fit and trim.
My husband just bought me a new bicycle. This was quite the investment as I have an enlarged heart and went into heart failure last fall. I started... Read more
Hi, my name is Debby and this is probably the 4th time I've tried the Spark program. Check out my spark page to see how I'm hoping it will go differently this time. Part of that is hoping that you all out there will support and encourage me on my j... Read more
Set a goal. I use marathons (half marathons, 5 or 10 k's) to motivate me to exercise. The goal is not to "win," but to DO IT. I just finished the LA Marathon on March 21st. 7 hours, 1 minute and 23 seconds! 7 hours of steady 16-minute miles. An... Read more
Sign up for an up coming 5km, 10km event or even a half-marathon. I find working towards a tangible event makes me get off my couch and go outside to train. I have been training for an upcoming half-marathon (my first) and I am really doing well. I c... Read more
As many of you may know I am a runner. I started running as a way to lose weight, get fit and most of all to prove to my 6th grade P.E. teacher that I could run. Once I ran my first race I was hooked. I love the challenge of running, and though not e... Read more
This is part two in a series of blogs I am writing to help runners have a better understanding the role recovery plays in their healthy living journey. While I am primarily addressing runners, anyone can benefit from the information provided whether... Read more
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