If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le... Read more
I’m not sure when it was that I first heard about hot yoga, but I just assumed that it was one of those passing exercise fads. Only…I kept hearing about it. My friends were raving about it. Then my sister became a convert and told me tha... Read more
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In this short video, Coach Nicole gives tips on how to imrove your posture in just five simple stretches.Help us Spread the Spark by sharing this video with your friends. You can also rat... Read more
Running may be challenging, but it is an activity humans were designed to do—and it's something nearly everyone can enjoy if we allow time and patience for our bodies to adapt to the demands of the sport. But that doesn't mean that prop... 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... Read more
Hi everyone I grew up in a Greek household where food was a big ordeal and portion sizes never really mattered until I noticed that I had gained a significant amount of weight and my clothing wasn't starting to fit me comfortably. Honestly, I've been... Read more
I have tried and failed many times to loose weight. I am seriously looking to dedicate my self now. I hope to befriend some of you and build and support team for one another. I am in my mid 20's looking to loose just over a hundred pounds. And I know... Read more
Helloooo? Well here goes.... I have been trying to "diet" for the last few months with no success. Today I was asked by a dear friend if I had given up. Sadly yes, I gave up. There are pastries sitting on my dining table as I type. There's also candy... Read more
Hello, I am Sue. I woke up this morning in a deep depression. I started searching on the internet to see if it was normal when losing weight and making life style changes. I came across this site while searching. I can use all the support I can get.... Read more
I know that once I start to exercise i will be happy and the weight will melt off... I have the tracker, and I am just calculating what i do in a normal day/week. It's been almost a week and my goal is set at 6000 steps a day...
I just want to... Read more
I wanted to loose weight before getting pregnant so I bought the wii and the biggest loser game. I worked out and stopped eating all the junk I was and I lost 40 pounds in two months. I managed to keep most of it off even after having a baby. I am... Read more
As you can imagine, SparkPeople employees are into health and fitness. And even though we are deskbound most of the day (like many of you), we try to make the best of it. You may have heard of people sitting on stability balls at their desks, as a wa... Read more
Spending so much time at work can make you worse for wear—and not just mentally. Sitting improperly can up your chances for shoulder, wrist, back and neck injuries. Worse, you may not recognize your body's warning signs, such as muscle stif... Read more
There is nothing like the pictures from your daughter's wedding to show you how much you slouch! I know I was exhausted and felt the weight of the world, but I think that may be just regular ole poor posture. Right now as I am typing I am trying my... Read more
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