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SparkPeople Premium Has an Answer for All Your Health and Fitness Questions

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11/28/2016  12:00:00 AM   :  5 comments   :  4,384 views

Getting healthy can be confusing. In any given day, a hundred questions can arise about your diet or how many carbs you should be consuming or how to figure out the appropriate weight to bicep curl or exactly what the difference is between Barre and Pilates. Whether you're a beginner or you've been at it for a while, none of us are experts and trying to figure out the best path to weight loss can be frustrating as a result. But what if you had an expert right in your pocket? Someone to consult along the way who could guide you in the right direction?  

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Cyber Monday Bargains for Your Healthiest Year Ever

By: , SparkPeople Blogger
11/28/2016  12:00:00 AM   :  5 comments   :  10,245 views

If you chose sleeping in over shopping on Black Friday, haven't yet found that perfect bargain or simply spent the weekend in a post-turkey, tryptophan-induced haze, too tired and full to even open your laptop, we have your back. Shop even more deals and steals and score big on gifts and gadgets to help yourself or someone on your holiday gift list live a healthier, happier life. 

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Before You Sweat: Spinning Cheat Sheet

By: , SparkPeople Blogger
11/23/2016  12:00:00 AM   :  5 comments   :  18,750 views

So you've heard about the body-boosting benefits of spin class—who wouldn't love to burn 500 calories in 45 minutes?—but the thought of climbing onto a bike in a room full of cycling connoisseurs makes you want to sprint toward the treadmill. Not so fast!

Spinning isn't as scary as it might seem, we promise. This handy guide answers all of your questions—what to wear, what to bring, what to expect—so you'll be ready to ride in no time. Learn it, print the graphic and share it with other would-be spinners.

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Ready, Set, Rest: 25 Items to Help You Relax & Recover

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11/21/2016  12:00:00 AM   :  3 comments   :  8,156 views

Once you've boarded the healthy living train and started reaping the results of regular exercise, taking a day off may seem counterintuitive. Won't you be putting your weight loss at risk if you're not burning calories by running, cycling or some other activity? Plus there's the mental aspect of exercise to consider—if your workouts double as daily therapy and stress relief, you might be reluctant to give them up, even for just 24 hours.

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Black Friday Deals Every Fitness Fanatic Needs

By: , SparkPeople Blogger
11/17/2016  12:00:00 AM   :  11 comments   :  25,221 views

You've eaten your weight in turkey and potatoes, now it's time to refocus on the end goal: your health. With incredible, one-time only deals as far as the eye can see, Black Friday is a great place to start building your healthy living toolkit. Whether you're looking for a new TV to fire up calorie-blasting workout videos, a fitness tracker for your aunt, a cool new kitchen gadget for your niece at culinary school or a treadmill for your mom who hates walking in the cold, we have you covered. 


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30 Ways to Make the Most of Every Moment

By: , SparkPeople Blogger
11/14/2016  12:00:00 AM   :  6 comments   :  17,228 views

You may have heard that practicing mindfulness can open doors to all sorts of new experiences—you can take in the world around you, eat less, exercise smarter and become a more compassionate person. Despite your best efforts to walk without looking at your smartphone, eat without watching TV, exercise without music or take time from your stressful day to silence your inner critic, though, your best efforts never quite seem to stick.

The good news is, making the most of your moments doesn't have to be an all-or-nothing deal. There are many smaller ways you can incorporate awareness into your daily life. Whether you practice one a day or 10, what matters is you take the time to stop and smell the roses—you'll be thankful that you did.

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