Hiking on a wooded trail. Riding a bike down the street. Doing crunches on a stability ball. Hitting the slopes. Walking up the stairs with ease. These are more than simple pleasures you can enjoy by living a healthy lifestyle. They're also proof... Read more
What is with all the weird looking toys you see in the gyms, sporting goods stores, and fitness magazines today? We see funny looking things like a cut-in-half stability ball called a BOSU. There are the small circular "pillow discs" that a... Read more
As a certified personal trainer, group exercise instructor and fitness writer, I know a lot about exercise and quite a bit about nutrition. I know what it takes to lose weight, be healthy and fuel my body properly. But for years I didn't practice... Read more
What comes to mind for you when you hear the word diet? If you’re like most people, you probably imagine eating carrot sticks, going to bed hungry, and giving up your favorite foods—and that's why so many diets fail. Most people just... Read more
It’s a classic question with no right or wrong answer. If you want an effective strength training workout, should you use free weights or machines? Which option will help you reach your goals? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice... Read more
Do what works for you, Corky. I'm lucky that my body can mostly take that amount of exercise, but I'm still relatively young (31) and I use it somewhat as therapy too-still recovering from knee surgery 2+ years ago.... Read more
Slight vent...frustrated at work b/c the mailing I was working on has not gone to plan at all, especially b/c of a couple mistakes I made. It should go to the mailhouse today, but I'm just frustrated. Tried something new this time, didn't work.... Read more
WE NEED HEALTHY BALANCE, THE SPIRIT IS IMPORTANT, WE MUST DEAL WITH PERSONAL ISSUES IN OUR LIVES. ALOT OF US YOU EMOTIONS AS A TRIGGER TO EVER EAT.TAKE TIME OUT TO MEDITATE OR PRAY AND FIND OUT WHAT IS THE TRIGGER IN YOUR LIFE, WE ALL NEED BALANCE BO... Read more
There's always something special about new beginnings. Whether it is the ushering in of a new season or new year, new beginnings allow us to let go of the past and see hope in the future. It isn't about wiping the slate clean, but using this time to... Read more
Hiking on a wooded trail. Riding a bike down the street. Doing crunches on a stability ball. Hitting the slopes. Walking up the stairs with ease. These are more than simple pleasures you can enjoy by living a healthy lifestyle. They're also proof tha... Read more
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