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
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
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
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
I have been a Weight Watcher Member since 2003. I lost 25 pounds within 3 months. I reached my goal weight after 6 weeks and have been lifetime ever since. In the last few years I have gained most of the weight back and have been struggling to mainta... Read more
I was able to do my 15 minutes on the ski machine with alternating 1 minute bursts at high intensity. It felt so wonderful. I havn't been able to be this active in over 5 years! This is huge for me. so excited. :)... Read more
Hello I am Quen, I've recently joined Sparkpeople. I'm friendly, excited and I am not sure how to join the community or if I am placing this in the correct section. I'm asking to be your friend and a part of you community.... Read more
Looking to make a new friend. I just rejoined Spark. I have about 50 lbs to lose. I hate cooking and exercise and hope to change that. I am 47 years old. I have teenage twins. I work full time. I am married. My husband travels for his job.... 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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