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
I've been roller coastering, for years. I am usually able to reach my goals. But I CHEAT!!!!
I eat the food I'm supposed to, but not when i'm supposed to. I'm very much a night eater, munch in front of tv. So I'm not and have never been a breaky pe... Read more
I am 34 and have started this weight loss journey to get in better shape for myself and my children. My starting weight 3 weeks ago was 282. That is the biggest I have ever been. I am limiting my calories and trying to exercise. I am open to any help... Read more
Hi, I am a mom of 3 and a grandma of 5, and I am morbidly obese. I have high cholesterol and I am diabetic. I have tried diet after diet, I lose weight then I go back to my old eating habits and gain it plus more back. I am tired of being overweight.... Read more
I've always been an introvert. I don't like talking about my problems to others. I don't like the feeling of being judged. I look for encouragement from within, and also from Success Stories and motivational quotes. I tried the whole calorie counting... Read more
Hi I am wanting to start a support group on Facebook for anyone wanting to loose weight and help motivate each other in the process. If you might be interested please let me know thanks! 30... 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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