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! My name is Jodi and I'm new to Sparkpeople. Ive spent most of the morning reading blogs and checking out the site. Looks like it's good place to be. Starting out my weight loss journey here. I want to lose 50 pounds. I start boot... Read more
This is (I think) the third time I've used Spark and third time is the charm! Spark always worked for me, but I didn't always work for Spark, and now I am finally ready to make the changes I need to make to be healthier and happier.... Read more
I have been using SP off and on for over a year and have decided to take that bold, daring leap into this generation. I am really impressed by the posts and thought provoking blogs that I have been reading for the past week. I am also glad to be h... Read more
Hi, trying to connect to other journeymen and women. Need to read and interact with people who are trying to get healthy. This is an amazing site. I am getting better at recording my info. I have been periodically logging in and out...lost for awhile... Read more
We started a new team STOP (Sensibly Take Off Pounds) July 3rd 2014. We have acquired approx. 31 members.
We are starting a new Fall challenge Sept 4, 2014. Weigh ins are on THURSDAYS ONLY.
Sept 4th will be the Start weight for the Fall Chall... 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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