I just wanted to post a quick Welcome to the Chair Exercise TEAM. We're so glad to have you join us. Please jump in and have a good time getting healthy. This is an excited group of folks and really active team so you should be able to find all sorts of inspiration and motivation. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. There's always someone willing to help in any way possible. Don't forget to use the food/water tracker that spark people provides as well as the fitness tracker. These are excellent resources that will help keep you on the path you've chosen. Come on... let's get healthy TOGETHER!!! Together WE can do anything! Spark On! -Dawn PS: Remember to SMILE, they're contagious!
1901 days ago
Just dropped by to say - Hi. and welcome you to The “Chair Exercise” Team
Welcome to the most friendly, most supportive team in SparkPeople land!! - Please feel free to jump in and join in the message boards. It has been proved that people who contribute to message boards and blog regularly lose more weight, more easily than those who don’t, so come on in.
It is a great place to be and you will find lots of friends, ideas and links to help and support you at all stages on your journey.
To help you on your way I have sent you a Sparkmail with resources for exercises that are suitable for those whose mobility is limited, whether by age, physical problems or time. I hope you will find it a useful reference.
I hope you succeed in all the goals you set.
Enjoy the journey
Hi from Australia
Ann (Co-leader Chair Exercise Team and Stronger Seniors Team)
Catch a smile - be part of the SMILE EPIDEMIC!!
1902 days ago
Hi Ann, thanks for the comment on my blog,I will be in touch more with you after our holiday.
1902 days ago
G'Day and Welcome to our Chair Exercise Team.
We are a friendly and active team....
Although a majority of us are disabled, we do have members that just love to do the Chair Exercises.
We have several Challenges to join that are specifically designed to help you to track what you put in your mouth and also to track your exercise.
These are so important!.
By tracking your food you will be able to follow your Macro-Nutrients ... In essence you need to have a Ratio of Carbs 45.55% Fats 30-40% and Proteins should be 25-30% of your total foods ... This is what is known as a balanced diet!
This is so important for the Wellbeing and fitness of our bodies.
Please ask us if you need help .... we are all here for you.
We have Chat forums and Information forums as well as the Challenge forums
Please join us in this wonderful journey of ours to fitness and health.
Start with your Start Page! There is lots of interesting reading and guides as to setting up your own page
Here also is a video for the Nutrition Tracker
Also check out chair exercises in the forums .
You can also join our challenges and be accountable for what you put in your mouth and what exercise you do ..
Again welcome ! and enjoy your journey with us to fitness and healthy living.
1902 days ago
Comment edited on: 4/12/2011 12:17:42 AM
Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support.
Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' there. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways - some of the teams you might like include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! In fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!
In my experience, SparkPeople is like a in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!
If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.
If you haven't already discovered The Spark book and/or the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check them out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.
Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I do - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!
1904 days ago