This article has been a long time coming. In fact, it’s probably several years overdue. Why? Because… I’m a closet procrastinator.
I’ve been too aware for too long that I’ve suffered this affliction. In college, 73... Read more
Do you often wonder how “normal” your eating habits are, or how they compare to what experts consider to be a “healthy” approach?
If you’ve adopted SparkPeople's "lifestyle” approach to weight loss, t... Read more
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, causes painful symptoms (like heartburn and acid regurgitation) that usually occur after meals. An exact cause of GERD hasn’t been pinpointed, but certain foods and lifestyle habits seem to trigger GERD... Read more
Without a shopping list, a casual trip to the grocery store can be a recipe for disaster. Sometimes, even with a list in hand, we still find ourselves in a state of confusion as we meander through the store.
Organizing your shopping list can smo... Read more
Perhaps the biggest reason that permanent weight loss is so difficult is that it is stressful—for your mind and your body. And when you're stressed out, you just don’t function at your best, mentally, emotionally, or physically. In fa... Read more
First paragraph from Wikipedia on Napoleon Complex:
Napoleon complex, or "short man syndrome", is a pejorative slang term describing a type of psychological phenomenon which is said to exist in people, usually men, of short stature. It is character... Read more
I am trying to make better food choices in life. Trying to cut out the processed foods and sugary foods. Add Healthy alternatives but I tend to be a picky eater (willing to try new things, but have a hard time liking new things- even with an open min... Read more
Comfort eating is an old established habit after dinner for me and replacing them with new habits is a challenge. What small changes and/or new habits have you made to address this issue?
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Upon opening the refrigerator to mindlessly graze, ask: "Do I really need to eat right now, or am I snacking because I'm stressed, tired, or bored?" If it's really the scheduled time to snack, choose a healthy snack instead of the comfort food. If... Read more
Make a list of the things you want to do and start slowly with one or two things on your list. each week try to add another healthy or motivational habit each week if you have been able to continualy do the first ones all week. This system worked for... Read more
It seems as though I am always in a hurry. Iím not too sure if this is because I have so much to do or if this is just part of my type A personality. From the moment I get up in the morning, to the minute my head hits the pillow, I am either doing s... Read more
We talk a lot about giving up bad habits and starting good ones, but which ones are the most important? Which will have maximum impact on your life?Here, we've rounded up eight habits we believe to be the most powerful you can adopt, gleaned from... Read more
It is obvious to me by the way I am feeling and my energy levels that the changes in my diet and exercise have been very beneficial to my body. So, I am making a list of the things I am doing so I can refer to it if I ever slip back into my unhealth... Read more
24 Daily Habits
Posted by Peter on June 3rd, 2007
We first make our habits, and then our habits make us - John Dryden
I have previously written about how the habit of Exercising Every Day has helped me tremendously. Doing something every da... Read more
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