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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

where do I find the area to keep track of body mea
Updated 6/27/2015 8:32:44 PM

where do I find the area to keep track of body measurements? Can't find it anywhere, i remember spark having one...thanks!...  Read more

Caution on Overexertion--yesterday a young woman l
Updated 6/27/2015 9:17:12 PM

Caution on Overexertion--yesterday a young woman lying on the ground at the top of the hill. She said she wasn't used to running, ran out of breath & had to lie down 'til the feeling passed. Listen to your body! It could be more serious....  Read more

Think of your ideal body, ur own imagination of yo
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Think of your ideal body, ur own imagination of your ideal body, ur mind doesn't know if its a dream or real, and when u do that u will be focusing on making that ideal body real, what u see in mirror is temporary....  Read more

How do other women on here deal with husbands who
Updated 6/28/2015 12:24:17 AM

How do other women on here deal with husbands who are afraid of your weight loss? My actually told me he'd rather I was fat cause "no one else would want me". He's now asking daily if I'm being hit on and getting very territorial......  Read more

How do I put a ruler with weight or images
Updated 6/26/2015 1:15:27 AM

And or a saying or signature to the bottom of my Writings?...  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