We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness? Just as there is plenty of questionable diet and weight-loss advice going around, some exercise "rules" that people live by are downright misleading, misguided or... Read more
As I sat across the cafe table from my dearest friend, Margie, I was struck by how tired and drawn she looked. This was the first time we had seen in each other in months. Before, we had made a point to meet for lunch or coffee once a week. Now that... Read more
During the 2008 Summer Olympics, we heard countless inspirational stories about the athletes who were there to compete. Every competitor was special and had an inspiring story of the determination, setbacks, and hard work that got them there. But I c... Read more
When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo... Read more
When you're living with heartburn, you don't just need to watch what you eat; what you drink is important, too. For many people, alcohol can have a negative impact on heartburn symptoms. But does that mean alcohol has to be completely o... Read more
I have been in and out of Spark People. I leave, come back, leave, come back. This time I am taking it one day at a time. I am learning to love myself, little by little. I have turned to God, and my life is a whole lot better. Depression is gone... Read more
I've been a member of SparkPeople for quite a few months now, trying to use the nutrition and fitness tracking to kickstart my weight loss. However, it hasn't quite been working and I decided to actually dive into the community h... Read more
Hello all! I am not new to this, but I took a break for about 6 months from Sparkpeople. It just was not fitting into my busy schedule. I had lost 50 pounds and I really wanted to let my body get used to it, before getting back in the old grind. I st... Read more
Hi, my name is Karin and I have been overweight for over 20 years. I work as a Peer Specialist and also direct a performing arts group. I live in PA with my wife and cats. I enjoy hiking and camping but have not been able to do that in years. A l... Read more
I was home today relaxing. I enjoyed my food plan, worked out cleaned, met my goals for the day. Work has been stressing me out lately and my doc thought a recent weight gain and hi blood pressure was partly because of stress... Read more
I belong to a local MOMS Club. Due to that fact and that my child usually has one small toy in hand when we visit the dr. or dentist, I find it necessary to mark his toys with a permanent black marker---I use Sharpie markers and have one in the car... Read more
1) Daily challenges~it only takes one step at a time to get to where we're going...
2) Spiritual, Emotional, Mental, and Physical challenges~it takes a holistic approach to achieve our goals...... Read more
My motto: "Doing whatever it takes."
When the dailySpark asked me to write a guest blog I was completed humbled and honoured. What better way to help inspire people then getting to share my story, where I have been, where I am an... Read more
A few weeks ago I was watching an episode of Boston Legal in which a woman was refused admittance to Harvard because she had taken a performance enhancing prescription prior to her SAT. The reason she gave for taking this medication was to give her... Read more
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