We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness?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
Motivation is like cold hard cash: You can never have too much! And when you’re trying to lose weight (for the umpteenth time for many of us) you know that you need a wealth of motivational strategies you can count on. But, with so many motivat... Read more
Don't waste your money. Even if taking a pill works, the weight will come back because it doesn't teach you how to eat correct portions. Taking off weight slowly without crazy crash diets or pills is what works long-term because your habits change.... Read more
Neigh born and raised in Southern California, I was an active person! Swimming, the beach, riding my bike, track and softball in high school...I was always moving! I had a kid, got married, and moved to Indiana. That's where I sat. And had two more b... Read more
I'm back. I took some time off thinking I could do this on my own, boy was I wrong . Tracking food is my biggest struggle. I'm a 48 year old husband and dad. Looking for friends for support... 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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