The house is a mess, the kids need a ride somewhere, you haven’t sat down in hours, and you have 10 minutes to eat something.
It’s 1 p.m., you’ve been working non-stop to finish a project because your boss is breathing down you... Read more
For a long time I thought that being in pain was part of the plan, a sign of progress. I was so used to hobbling around on achy feet, with leg muscles so sore that I couldn’t walk up and down stairs without holding on to the banister for de... Read more
7:00 a.m.: An infuriating alarm jolts you awake.
7:30 a.m.: After three snooze delays you finally turn it off and force yourself to jump out of bed.
8:15 a.m.: Two cups of coffee later, you're stuck in maddening morning traffic.
2:30 p.m.:... Read more
I’m sitting on my deck, laptop perched on my outdoor table, and my beautiful dog by my feet. Finally, after weeks of humidity that made even breathing difficult, it’s warm with a cool breeze—the perfect weather to be working outside... Read more
There are a myriad of factors that affect heart health. From regular exercise to smoking cessation to eating a nutritious diet, there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your heart. But did you know that the mind-body connection can also... Read more
Hi everyone! My name is Meghan (34) and I am a single mother to an amazing little boy. Currently I am working on my Master's full time, so I am able to really start working out more. I am really looking for friends to motive me and vice versa. :)... Read more
Hey fellow Sparkers, I am looking for buddies to connect with who can help me stay accountable to my fitness goals. Anyone interested in partnering with me to do 30-minutes of exercise each day? We could encourage one another!... Read more
When it feels hard my secret is to breathe.I breathe out all the tension, bad vibes, negativity.I breathe in positive energy, power, and fresh air!It is almost as if I am meditating and exercising with breathing!185... Read more
Yoga Deep breathing is a great way to cut the stress. Practicing breathing in Yoga, and during exercise engraves proper breathing on our beings. Then, when we are faced with stressful situations, we can easily fall into proper breathing to help us de... Read more
I don't relax very easily. I am naturally a nervous, anxious, fidgety person. (Just ask my boyfriend how distracting it can be to watch a movie with me--I'm up every 30 minutes or so and constantly readjust on the couch.)When I started practi... Read more
For the past 4 1/2 years I have spent the better part of my exercise routine on the elliptical, treadmill, walking outside, running, and doing some strength training to boot, but I spent very little time on flexibility. I have managed to exceed my ca... Read more
Today was a great day. I kicked ass, took names, and kept to the program. However, once I had tallied veggies into my dinner I found I was over my calorie count...by thirty calories. No, this isn't a big deal, but the old me would have added an ex... Read more
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