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
I started yesterday and something is working ! I've been working out for 6 months but now that I'm tracking my food intake I landed. Reality hit me bc I was way underestimating the calories I was taking in. This is going to work!... Read more
Feeling so much better! I have been off work for three weeks, was hospitalized for 7 days and I am so sick of being sick. Being a nurse I don't take to being ill very well. It was hard to let others care for for me when I couldn't. my coworkers rock!... Read more
Help! I've been eating super cleanly and working out every night for 1-2 hours each! Yet the scale is still going up or staying around a number I don't like. What am I doing wrong? Can anybody give me some great advice?... 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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