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
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
Does this sound familiar? "My joints are achy, I feel stiff all the time, and it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning." If there were ever a good excuse not to exercise – if there were ever a defensible time to throw in the t... Read more
Hi. I'm looking for support on eating better and how to exercise enough to see results. Yet not to much to age my body in to a flare. I'm an emotional eater also. When I am sick I turn to food. I have lupus, pulmonary fibrosis and other diseases... Read more
It is nice to get support from everybody here. We all need to help each other out on our goals. Winterssix and I set a time to check in here before we work out and then when we are done. If you like to join us let us know. This is to help each other.... Read more
Just turned 50...and in desperate need of support and advise to finally get this old broken down body back into shape! My friend Ashley just introduced me to Spark today and would absolutely love it if I could stay on track with it and lose 60-80 lbs... Read more
Thanks for the great support!! Finally saw the scale move down this morning...back to my starting weight only, but I will take it! Maybe the exercise is paying off and my body is starting to burn some fat? It took 4 weeks, but finally...progress!!... 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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