My first experience with this revolutionary indoor cycling activity seems like a distant memory. As I walked into the room, the lights were dimmed and candles were lit around the room. People all around me were wearing these tight black shorts an... Read more
When I was growing up, coaches led sports teams. I had a swim coach, and my brother had a baseball coach. Friends who participated in athletics had coaches dedicated to helping them improve performance in their chosen sport.
In the last de... Read more
In today’s society, most of us can’t avoid stress. But we can learn to behave in ways that lesson its effects. Researchers have identified a number of factors that affect one’s vulnerability to stress- among them are eating and slee... Read more
Could you change your life in 28 days? Could you lose weight, get fitter, and change your attitude about weight loss in just four weeks? We think so! That's the premise behind our best-selling book, The Spark, written by SparkPeople.com founder a... Read more
One particularly hot September afternoon when my daughter was in the fourth grade, she invited a few friends to enjoy an after-school swim in our pool. They entered the house filled with laughter and excitement and rushed upstairs to change into thei... Read more
I am looking for lower body strength training exercises for the very heavy. I am to heavy for squats and lounges as it puts to much pressure on my hips and knees. Any ideas that will be easy on the joints?... Read more
I keep trying and trying to get a slim midsection but I just can't seem to get rid of my lower belly pooch! My upper abs are starting to get some definition but I just can't get rid of that pooch!
Should I just accept it as something I can't cha... Read more
I am 268 lbs & have decided to do a 10k this year. I'm going to be doing a couch to 10k program starting this week, however I need new shoes. I'm looking at the best shoes for shock absorb so that I don't kill my joints. Any reccomendations??... Read more
Weight loss is like love.. You can go on with someone. But it is not easy. It is like a rose that can thorn you with it thorns. There are failures and of course a success will also be there. I will be moving on in the day if I will stare someone who... Read more
My gym offers free wellness programs 3-4 times a year, to help members stay of track. If your gym also offer these these programs, with classes/lectures, they may help you stay positive regarding your goals.211... Read more
We are a community focused towards the health and well-being of all Oregonians. A team dedicated to encouraging spiritual growth, financial wellness, and improving physical and mental health.... Read more
Happy New Year! Now that the holiday season is behind you, you're probably ready to settle back into a routine and reevaluate your health and fitness priorities (we know we are!). This time of year, there seems to be a new gimmick around every co... Read more
Editor’s note: SparkPeople has partnered with Canyon Ranch to provide this survey. The contests are entirely sponsored by Canyon Ranch. Fill out the survey below for a chance to participate in a free eight-week online healthy we... Read more
Read an article on Spark today about starting a wellness program www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellness_arti cles.asp?id=269
So I decided to go ahead and write out my 'wellness program'
1. Write out your goals and desires
I want to lose... Read more
My work is sponsoring a wellness program with a combination of the residents (I work in a Continuing Care Retirement Facility) and the staff. Biggest Loser Meets Weight Watchers at (I can't post facility name) and from the informational meeting its g... Read more
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