What comes to mind for you when you hear the word diet? If you’re like most people, you probably imagine eating carrot sticks, going to bed hungry, and giving up your favorite foods—and that's why so many diets fail. Most people just... Read more
Although the foods you eat cannot treat depression, your diet does have significant effects on your mood, energy levels, mental health, and your ability to cope with stress. If you suffer from depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), certain... Read more
Yes, it's possible to eat certain foods and boost your longevity. Often labeled "super foods," these foods have the ability to not only strengthen the immune system, but to also fight disease, and lower body fat and cholesterol.
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It’s a classic question with no right or wrong answer. If you want an effective strength training workout, should you use free weights or machines? Which option will help you reach your goals? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice... Read more
What is with all the weird looking toys you see in the gyms, sporting goods stores, and fitness magazines today? We see funny looking things like a cut-in-half stability ball called a BOSU. There are the small circular "pillow discs" that a... Read more
Does anyone out there in Spark Nation have some ideas on low carb and low glycemic index foods and diets? This was suggested by my Doctor and what I've found on-line so far hasn't been that informative or they want a price $$$. Any ideas would be g... Read more
I'm having to take a day at a time...moving towards "intentional" fitness and movement. It's been 2 months since I was at the gym for ST. Time to work back into it again!
Today, for the AM, I headed out the door for a 2mi walk.... Read more
Does anyone know how much weight that comes off initially during a diet/corrected eating habits is actually weight from water? I know there is a great deal of water locked up with glycogen storage, and as glycogen goes down initially it appears like... Read more
For the past few months I have been walking, trying to get in 10,000 steps or more I have taken over 600,000 steps since June the 1st, but my eating hasnt change much, still eating junk.
Last week I hurt my calf muscle, and I took a week off from... Read more
I started bodybuilding to (hopefully) prevent more injuries on the roller derby track. I'm small (and old) for this sport and take quite a beating out there! I've had a couple of pretty bad injuries but I'd like to keep playing! I changed my diet f... Read more
Body building sites have great work out and diet plans. Most of the plans include step by step weight training , cardio and diet plans. The diet plans are simple and balanced . They also have other great tips for over all health.... Read more
Food combining became popular back in the 1980ís, when the book Fit for Life was published. Written by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond, the premise of the book was that when foods were not eaten in specific ways, the body had a hard time digesting and abs... Read more
This is the first in a series about how to find the balance between work, family and your own health and fitness goals. Starting over is hard. You had a regular exercise routine, a healthy diet and were working toward your health and fitness goals.... Read more
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