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
I feel like I am beginning to fall off the wagon. Time to kick my but back into gear. My goal this week is to drink at least 64 oz of water a day, walk at least 10,000 steps, &stay within calorie range. Planning on trying some new recipes next week!... Read more
I am currently using the Lean Body Trainer by Lee Labrada. You can find that any tons of other programs for free on bodybuilding.com. When you use the bodyspace app. they send you a email every week. I find these emails really encourage me.... Read more
Woot! Blood pressure is easing down. Dr upped the levimir to 35 units. We're trying to find that sweet spot. Go back July 10th then kidney on the 14th. Please let there not be a lot of new meds! *crosses fingers* small victories right?... Read more
I am looking for a buddy to help me get back on track. I hit a major weight milestone then fell off the wagon. In fact, I think the wagon has run over me a few times. I need someone to help me stay accountable and get to goal. HELP!... Read more
This morning as I am sweating my butt off in a taebo class, I find myself furious with my general practioner. I keep thinking about all of the times I told her I thought my sugar was a problem and she pricked my finger and said it was fine. Just eat... 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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