Recently Lori, a client of mine, called me angry, upset and discouraged. She had just returned from her yearly physical, which she had been eagerly anticipating. Though she hadn't reached her weight-loss goal, Lori had made many lifestyle c... Read more
When you work out, a few things probably run through your mind: changing your body composition, burning calories, building more muscle and strengthening your cardiovascular system. But did you know that there is one body part that most of us neglect... Read more
Before developing the serious health condition of type 2 diabetes, a person will almost always have pre-diabetes beforehand. But pre-diabetes is a condition without symptoms, meaning that many people can have it without even knowing it. Left unchecke... Read more
Are you a genius at budgeting your finances but fall apart when it comes to setting aside time to work out (or vice versa)? Don't worry: Staying physically fit and managing a personal bank account actually have very distinct similarities. They... Read more
One of the most common mistakes new exercisers make is not measuring the intensity of their cardio workouts. Guidelines say that aerobic exercise should be “moderate” or “challenging,” but what does that feel like? You might m... Read more
Hi Everyone my name is Diane and I'm new to SparkPeople. I'm 36 and female from Franklin, NC. I am originally from Colorado Springs, CO. I was diagnosed with ESRD on 8/13/2013 and am currently doing dialysis. That is the main reason I am here to lose... Read more
After joining I feel like maybe I'm in the wrong place. I'm fortunate enough that my focus on fitness over the last 8 years has paid off, but I'm running out of motivation and ideas for things that will keep it interesting. I've done triathlons, mo... Read more
My coworker recently started up on SP and i used it years ago in my teens and am hopping on the SP train again for good! I want to converse with and possibly meet others in ohio who are striving to be healthy. I live in Columbus and wa... Read more
I'm brand new to Spark as well and am looking for a buddy to help keep each other motivated and provide tips and accountability. I'm 38 yrs old, have 3 children and need to lose about 20 lbs.
If your interested add me as a friend or private messa... Read more
The President's Challenge (www.presidentschallenge.org) is another set of challenges available for FREE. Begun in the 1960s, it has been available for years. (Presidential Fitness Award, Physical Fitness Test, Presidential Active Lifestyle Award - PA... Read more
Try to see how many exercises you can do for a specific body part in ten minutes and track under other exercises. This allows you to keep track of the ones you have done so that you do not get bored or work the same group of muscles two days in a ro... Read more
By now you’ve been working on your New Year’s resolutions for roughly four weeks. Have you stepped on the scale this week only to be discouraged, frustrated, angry, sad, or some other combination of negative emotions? You&rsqu... Read more
In Ohio, state troopers are fighting a rule that lets those officers who repeatedly exceed weight limits be dismissed from their jobs until they shed the extra pounds. According to this Associated Press story: "No too-heavy Ohio troopers or sergeants... Read more
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