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Women And Body Image Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Women And Body Image.

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Boost Your Bathing Suit Confidence

While training one of my clients, we had a conversation that left me thinking for days. Elaine has been exercising with me for over 10 years, is in her seventies, and truly one of my role models. Her high energy, devotion to staying fit and healthy,...  Read more

Yoga Body Bliss

A new study published by the University of California at Berkeley shows that women who practice yoga have better body images and less disordered eating patterns than women who take part in traditional aerobic exercises. Study participants filled out...  Read more

Boost Your Body Image

On a recent trip to California, I went on a hike in Runyon Canyon, a park near my daughter’s apartment.  During my climb, I overheard two women chatting behind me.  One was expressing concern regarding comments her teenage daughter ha...  Read more

5 Reasons to Get Rid of Your Skinny Jeans

Peek into a woman's closet, and tucked amid all the clothes is something that almost every woman keeps. She strives to wear it again someday, no matter how unrealistic or out of style it may be. What is it? Her "skinny" jeans. Whether y...  Read more

Yoga Helps Prevent Middle-Age Spread

A new study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington has found that regular yoga practice may help normal-weight people prevent middle-age spread and may promote weight loss among those who are overweight. ...  Read more

1st Day here. looking to get my pre-baby body back
Updated 8/27/2015 11:54:59 AM

1st Day here. looking to get my pre-baby body back. I want to eat healthier and be more consistent with my workouts...  Read more

I think my scale is off or my body holds weight we
Updated 8/27/2015 9:14:55 AM

I think my scale is off or my body holds weight well. I'm 5'5, 171 and a size 4/6 (also wear smalls) my clothes aren't too tight or small. Everything fits perfectly. It's just weird that I weigh that much and my clothes are so small....  Read more

How can you tell how much body fat you have? And w
Updated 8/28/2015 12:50:48 PM

How can you tell how much body fat you have? And what is a good bmi?...  Read more

my whole lower body hurts. Need to stretch. Did
Updated 8/26/2015 1:23:01 PM

my whole lower body hurts. Need to stretch. Did a lot in the last 2 days. More today but upper body. Plus more cardio. Need to keep the body fit. My trainer worked me on Monday....  Read more

What are some of your favorite full body circuit w
Updated 8/26/2015 9:55:41 AM

What are some of your favorite full body circuit workouts?? I need a change!! Jogging is hurting my joints...bored with the treadmill...need more muscle tone!!...  Read more

Media Motivation

Instead of letting media images of fit and fabulous women demotivate me, I decided to turn that on its head and use those images as a light to run towards. There is a particular actress who, whenever I see her, I think looks amazing. Her body is fit,...  Read more

Don't compare yourself to a model

Women especially are bombarded with images of model-thin females (think mags at the grocery check out line). Remember, a small fraction of women actually look that way. We need to ignore these images and make our own bodies/minds/spirits the best th...  Read more

50+ Females!

We're a group of "finely aged" women are are determined to live our lives getting and staying fit, healthy and active! Join us and remember, 50+ Ladies ROCK THEIR WORLD!...  Read more

What's Hot and What's Not: The Latest Tips on Mental Health for Men & Seniors

What's HOTIn a previous blog entry, I mentioned some research that showed how keeping your mind active with reading, puzzles, games, and other such activities can help reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, and slow down the general cog...  Read more

Should Celeb Bikini Photos Carry a Warning Label?

Scantily clad celebs often grace the covers of fitness magazines, baring their washboard abs, toned thighs and sculpted arms. It's no secret that most of these photos are retouched to add definition, slim away bulk, smooth fine lines, remove cellulit...  Read more

Women and Body Image

FaceBook strikes again. We on Sparks are very conscious of how we view ourselves as we make efforts to change and improve our health and fitness. We also know the importance of making POSITIVE thinking part of our daily efforts. This...  Read more