There are two kinds of people in this world: those who lounge poolside sipping margaritas, and those who jog from the volleyball court to cannonball into the water. Here at SparkPeople, we encourage you to be in the latter group. With sunshine and bl... Read more
If you're an active and outdoorsy person who likes running, hiking or boating, it's nice to have some company who shares your passion. When your friends and loved ones aren't available, there's a dog for that.
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Many people claim that they don't have time to work out or cook healthy meals, yet they do find the time to park themselves in front of the TV. In fact, the average American watches 31.5 hours of TV per week, according to a 2010 Nielsen report. T... Read more
What's the No. 1 excuse for not working out? Lack of time. Sure, we're all busy handling multiple priorities and rushing around from here and there every day. However, I promise that no matter how busy you are, someone even busier than you ar... Read more
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
Anyone else love strength training but dislike cardio? I enjoy walking, but it's been so hot lately. Thinking about buying a recumbent bike for indoors and to make me move while I'm on a Netflix binge!... Read more
43 minutes of strength training followed by a 3.7mike walk :) I've hit over 10,000 steps so far too :) took the past week off from step counting and it felt good to take a break. All the marching in place is activating my hips/lower back... Read more
Endomondo is a free app for Android keeps track of workouts. I use it mainly for walking and bike riding but there are many different categories from indoor biking & treadmill to sports like surfing and tennis. You can join challenges, create a train... Read more
What's HOTIn a previous blog entry, I mentioned some research that showed how keeping your mind active with reading, puzzles, games, and other such activities can help reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, and slow down the general cog... Read more
Easter is synonymous with bright pastel-colored candy eggs, marshmallow chicks and creme-filled chocolates--which aren't exactly the most waistline-friendly treats. But you can still partake in the goodies without derailing your healthy habits. I... Read more
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