Running a marathon can be one of the greatest and most challenging experiences of your life. I can’t say that I always love training for these races, but the feeling of accomplishment I experience when I cross the finish line is lik... Read more
One of the best things about supermarkets can also be the most confusing: all the choices! When walking from aisle to aisle, it can be overwhelming to look at all the products in each section. Just think of all the choices when you’re looking a... Read more
If you’re like most people who want to lose weight, you probably think that shedding a few pounds will help you feel better about yourself. And chances are, you see exercise simply as something you need to do to accomplish that goal. But here&r... Read more
You know that scene in High Fidelity where John Cusack is touting the importance of the perfectly crafted mix tape? A tape that has to kick off with a killer track to grab attention, then take it up a notch, then cool it off a notch?
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I know exercise is supposed to help me fight depression, but how can I find the motivation to work out when I'm depressed?
Depression definitely can make it hard to find the motivation for exercise (among other things) because loss of intere... Read more
The Spark Activity Tracker says you have to move 10 continuous minutes before they count it as a workout. How come this mornings it said I exercised 42 mins. but 0 workout min (and 0 out of 126 cal.) what gives?? Should I exercise at a higher speed?... Read more
Trying to be quiet (we have grandparents visiting) but I need my tea! :)
Tons to do on the website revamp today, plus planning the next set of cooking classes for the foster kids, and winter camps for Sparks of Hope...oy! Oh, and... Read more
Day 1: ((again)) planned a good breakfast, making soup for the week, working on dinner choices, and my resolve is firm. I stopped holding myself accountable. Boy, was that dumb, but I learned and now I'm back to make this excess fat pee it's pants!!... Read more
I'm new to the fitness band things, and there are so many of them. I'm trying to figure out which one to get. Ideally it does it all, doesn't break the budget, and is accurate. Here's what I would want:
* One that measures Heart Rate, distanc... Read more
New York Times Phys Ed columnist Gretchen Reynolds says The Ultimate Post-Workout Beverage: Use chocolate milk to replenish sugars after an intense workout. Reynolds calls it an "ideal recovery beverage" because it has the right ratio of carbs and pr... Read more
The Official SP Team for Florida. Join us and meet other Floridians who want to have fun, stay fit, and be healthy. Keep Florida one of the best state teams by joining our team challenges and goals.... Read more
Nutrition and sports professionals study every nutrient combination to look for just the right competitive edge. Post workout recovery was critical for Michael Phelps in his record setting Olympics performance, too. Well, this year's Olympics may jus... Read more
Six weeks from today, I, along with 11 of my fellow SparkPeople running pals of the Sparkin' Hood to Coast Team, will be participating in one of the most prestigious long distance relays in the world--The Hood to Coast Relay. The relay begins on the... Read more
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