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
Chances are, you know her. Your eyes probably turn green with envy as soon as she walks into the room. She’s the one who consistently looks effortlessly beautiful without makeup. She’s most likely your age (or older), yet looks younger th... 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
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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
Is stress wearing you down? Are your muscles tense and your posture less than perfect? Bringing yoga, a touch of Eastern culture, into your Western lifestyle may be the perfect answer to help you unwind both your body and mind.
People of all age... Read more
My boss offered to buy me some Starbuck's coffee, and I was somewhat excited since this will be the first time to order out and trying to be health conscious at the same time. Well, I ordered a grande Iced Caramel Macchiato and my boss's order was a... Read more
I strained my lower back yesterday during exercise. I took the rest of the day to rest and eat what was on my logs. Today, I did a little slow (VERY SLOW) walking so that I could get a little exercise, but I am having serious motivational issues as... Read more
I'd like to try almond milk at least once to see if I like it. Of course I'd want the best nutritional value for the calories. And I would mainly use them for my shakes, including shake powders. So do I go with an "original" flavor or something like... Read more
So the background is that I'm 5' 3", work as a busy waitress 4 days a week and help at a school 3 days a week (helping with boarding so 24hrs a day with zero chance of actually leaving to go running or anything!). I am also training for a 10k in May... Read more
Hello everyone! I have a question, I have been reading The Spark book and have been writing my food intake down as well as weighing it...but I am confused about the whole calorie intake vs. calorie burn. Here is what I mean, if I am supposed to have... Read more
I've always had a problem with "standing up straight". And whenever I did make an effort to do so, I always felt like I was sticking my chest out (how embarrassing!). I finally learned that pushing my shoulders back and down makes my posture better... Read more
I've blogged in the past about my battle with my posture, because I have been a sloucher since I was a kid. It's something that makes me cringe when I look at pictures of myself and think "Why doesn't anyone ever tell me to stand up straight?" Havi... 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
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