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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

Hit me with your best quick upper body workouts th
Updated 5/16/2015 6:07:04 AM

Hit me with your best quick upper body workouts that you can do whenever! Needing tiny bits of workouts to fit in every hour. Thanks! :)...  Read more

Those fitness models have unhealthily low body fat
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Those fitness models have unhealthily low body fat percentages. I don't think their body shape is attainable or desirable. I just want to be more healthy and feel good about my body; I'm trying to not be so focused on the scale....  Read more

HELP WANTED - middle aged woman looking for some a
Updated 5/19/2015 9:49:33 AM

HELP WANTED - middle aged woman looking for some assistance in staying on track and keeping motivated. If it matters, I live in Illinois. Thank You in Advance......  Read more

My Body is Holding on to the Weight
Updated 5/18/2015 12:40:16 PM

I have been doing PiYo and eating clean for about a month now. I think I lost a couple of pounds (maybe). PiYo is supposed to be great for toning and losing inches. I haven't lost any inches and I am totally frustrated. I do feel stronger and have m...  Read more

Listen to your body. Your body will thrive with re
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Listen to your body. Your body will thrive with real food nutrients and regular exercise....  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