Working from home may seem like a dream. You have no boss popping up behind you. No employees to interrupt you with the latest office gossip. No donuts to avoid. But, working from home—with all of its perks and pluses—also presents some u... Read more
Ask anyone who has spread mulch in their yard, and they’ll tell you that yard work is quite the workout! Whether hauling mulch, spreading soil, raking leaves, or pulling weeds, you’re guaranteed to break a sweat. That's because garden... Read more
The third shift. Unavoidable for some. Dreaded by many. At a time when it’s difficult just to stay awake, you are expected to function at a reasonable level. Unfortunately, laboring through the night can wreak havoc on your body, weakening your... Read more
You've heard the rumblings about bacteria. Once seen as just dirty germs, these microbes are now more accurately divided into two categories: disease-causing agents, or "bad" bacteria, and health-promoting "good" bacteria.
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College degree? Check.
Professional resume? Double check.
Perfect health? Ah, not so fast.
What does your health have to do with your career? Plenty. Besides having the right skills and qualifications for your profession, you may also want t... Read more
I'm 26 have been slowing working on losing weight. At first I started strong but now my motivation is disappearing. I am a stay at home mom of 2 boys 7, and 2. I'm l hoping to lose at least 50 to 60 pounds. Looking for someone as a motivation buddy.... Read more
I'm consistently terrible at consistent food tracking! I'm learning, though, and managed a big hurdle this weekend. I planned for some Fourth of July indulgences, putting them in my tracker first thing in the morning, and basically planning my day ar... Read more
There's a heatwave going on right now in Malaysia. Everyday feels like you're trapped in an oven! I've started walking after 7pm but now, even 7pm is too hot. If I go out after 7:30pm, it starts to get dark, so I mostly exercise at home now, in front... Read more
While at dinner tonight I noticed my friend only ate as much as I did. While at the gym I notice that my friend only works as hard as I do. I know I'm worth it enough to eat healthy and work hard, but knowing others see my healthy lifestyle changes a... Read more
Don't let a vacation keep you from eating healthy and working out. I plan my workouts even while on a cruise recently. I felt so much better knowing my food choices were a little "richer" than normal yet within my healthy guidelines. Another victory... Read more
Making significant healthy lifestyle changes—and maintaining them for the rest of your life--might seem next to impossible at first. But don't worry! At SparkPeople, we believe in taking small and manageable healthy steps that eventually be... Read more
I was so stunned by something I recently read in a magazine, that I decided I just had to write about it. I sat and pondered the opposing viewpoints for several days, because one of them left me speechless. I’m a writer and am seldom spee... Read more
Part of my plan this year is to avoid fast food breakfasts and lunches while at work.
Today I brought scottish oatmeal with apples and raisins, made in the crockpot for breakfast, minestrone and an apple for lunch, and yogurt and a banana for a... Read more
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