If only there were two or three more hours in a day, then I’d be able to reach the bottom of my to-do list. But between children, work and juggling the needs of an elderly mother, there never seems to be enough time. And like many women, exerci... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
What is a Cool Down?
A cool down is the act of gradually lowering body temperature, heart rate, and breathing rate following exercise.
The... Read more
I am not a morning person.
This confession will come as no surprise to my friends and family, most of whom have spent many glorious years making merry over my tendency to nod off over breakfast, my need for copious amounts of c... Read more
I’ll admit it—I’m vain. So when I put on my summer tank tops a few months ago and noticed the dreaded "batwings" growing on the back of my arms, I panicked. I was too young to have my arms jiggling when I moved! I had to d... Read more
Heart disease is not a disease that only affects men. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease kills more than 500,000 women annually. In 2001, well over half of the people who died from heart disease were women.
Yet... Read more
Hello I am new to Sparks. I am a 31 year ild mother of 2. I have a weight lost goal of 60 lbs by December do know if that is realistic but im going to try. I do need motivation and encouragement... Read more
So I am looking for buddies. I am 33 y/o with PCOS and 3 kids and 60+ lbs to lose. This is my second time on spark but my first trying to utilize the chat features and the blogging aspect. I want to succeed and I do better interacting with people.... Read more
Broke my leg..had surgery and was stuck in bed in a full leg brace... had to work hard to walk again with an over extended leg and a below full extension leg... went from wheelchair travelling around to crutches to a cane!
Sept 2014... Read more
I am a person that has struggled with my weight all of my life. I am over 300 Pounds. I was born with amniotic bands around wrist and my ankles. They wanted to cut them off at birth. It''s a blessing that my mother told them no and I Love her.... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
Happy May! Have you moved past the ''resolution'' phase and established a consistent diet and exercise routine? Hopefully your new lifestyle consists of healthy habits and you are really starting to get a feel for what it takes... Read more
I canít tell you how many times after I started my own healthy living journey I would step on the scale and the minute the number was not what I expected my motivation began to falter. For me, the scale became the be-all-end-all to my success. Howev... Read more
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