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Work Healthy Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Work Healthy.

7 Things to Do Before You Lose Weight

You’ve decided to lose weight. Congratulations! Changing your lifestyle may take commitment and time, but taking off those excess pounds can really improve your health and happiness.   In this early phase, you may have checked out some...  Read more

Work Out with Yard Work

Ask anyone who has spread mulch in their yard, and they’ll tell you that yard work is quite the workout! Whether hauling mulch, spreading soil, raking leaves, or pulling weeds, you’re guaranteed to break a sweat. That's because garden...  Read more

10 Ways to Stay Healthy When Working from Home

Working from home may seem like a dream. You have no boss popping up behind you. No employees to interrupt you with the latest office gossip. No donuts to avoid. But, working from home—with all of its perks and pluses—also presents some u...  Read more

How to Work the Third Shift and Stay Healthy

The third shift. Unavoidable for some. Dreaded by many. At a time when it’s difficult just to stay awake, you are expected to function at a reasonable level. Unfortunately, laboring through the night can wreak havoc on your body, weakening your...  Read more

How a Good Gut Keeps You Healthy

You've heard the rumblings about bacteria. Once seen as just dirty germs, these microbes are now more accurately divided into two categories: disease-causing agents, or "bad" bacteria, and health-promoting "good" bacteria. ...  Read more

want a healthier life
Updated 4/16/2014 10:34:42 PM

I am about to be 46. Recently diagnosed with prediabetes and high chlosyeral again have 6 kids 7 grandkids my 10 year old has epilepsy and has put on a lot of weight so I am hoping that if I change she will know she can....  Read more

Ever changing work hours
Updated 4/15/2014 3:59:26 PM

I work various shifts and even though I work this program it is at sometimes very hard due to my hour variations. Example sometimes I need to work 4:00 am - 12:00 pm, 10:00 am- 6:00 pm and sometimes other combinations. My meals is probably the toug...  Read more

Snacks Before Working Out
Updated 4/15/2014 9:18:55 PM

I'm doing a boot camp twice a week. I wouldn't call it hard core, but it isn't a walk in the park either. We are constantly moving and I'm dripping sweat during the first set, not to mention that we have three sets to go! I need to know what I cou...  Read more

This time is working
Updated 4/14/2014 7:11:12 AM

I've tried Spark People before,but this time I really am determined to do it.I have to for my health.My first month I lost 23 LBs.I can see myself doing it this time.As they say one day at a time....  Read more

"Healthy" foods cause so much pain
Updated 4/11/2014 7:54:20 AM

Hello everyone, I hope this doesn't sound too crazy to you all but i swear that "healthy" foods make me sick... Years of eating a restricted calorie diet and all the classic healthy foods like vegetables, fruits, high fiber breads/wraps, low calori...  Read more

Drink A Meal

I don't always eat a meal at breakfast, lunch or dinner, but drink it. I "juice" either fruits or vegetables, depending on the meal it will replace....  Read more

"TASTE TEST"

My granny taught me to cook using the family recipes which often read salt/sugar/pepper/butter/cream to taste. To break this habit I keep water & sip instead of tasting or rise mouth with Listerin before entering kitchen334...  Read more

College Students

This group is for college students who are looking to get healthier and need a little support from those in a similar situation...  Read more

Getting Started with Strength Training in 5 Easy Steps

You know that strength training (also called resistance training) is good for your body. It can help you maintain and build muscle mass, rev your metabolism, make you a better recreational athlete, strengthen your bones and reshape your body. But unl...  Read more

DVD Review: Get R.I.P.P.E.D. in Less Than 50 Minutes a Day!

We're always on the lookout for new fitness DVDs that are fun, challenging, and easy to fit into a busy day. So when R.I.P.P.E.D.: Total Body Challenge promised us a calorie-torching, full-body interval workout in less than 50 minutes, we had to...  Read more

Fulltime work & healthy living -a tough adjustment

Full-time work & healthy living -a tough adjustment...  Read more

Yard Work - Healthy or not

I am not a garden type person. Today I spent time sawing down and breaking off dead branches and storm torn limbs from my mom's backyard. Not accustomed to this kind of work, I have been hit in the head by several heavy branches and trees as...  Read more