A 2006 study suggests that drinking coffee just before a workout might not be the best idea. The Journal of the American College of Cardiology reports that the amount of caffeine in just two cups of coffee limits the body's ability to increase bl... Read more
We've all seen the flashy cans of energy drinks crowding the shelves at gas stations and grocery stores. From students to sports stars, it seems like everyone has used an energy supplement to up their game at some point. But what exactly puts the... Read more
Whether you drink it as a hot beverage to ward off old man winter, or iced to cool off on a hot summer day, tea is an invigorating drink that people around the world consume in copious amounts. In America alone, each person drinks approximately 155 c... Read more
Whether you prefer a gooey chocolate truffle or a mug of hot cocoa, chocolate is the number one indulgence for most of us—especially on Valentine’s Day. But this indulgence comes at a price, right? After all, isn’t chocolate bad for... Read more
Whether you drink it as a hot beverage to ward off Old Man Winter or iced to cool off on a hot summer day, tea is an invigorating drink that people around the world consume in copious amounts. In America alone, each person drinks approximately 155 cu... Read more
I am not receiving the right number of spark points for fitness minutes and haven't been for several days now. For instance, at 36 fitness minutes (all strength training type exercises) I have only received 2 spark points. What's up with this. I am a... Read more
This question might be a bit silly, but I was wondering...
I've always been told that adults need at least 30 minutes to an hour of exercise, daily.
My question is, does this include break days? Is it best for me to be doing cardio every day (go... Read more
When I use the fitness tracker to track my fitness minutes biking and walking, it gives very low amounts of calories burned. I checked with other sites; they say that I burned a lot more than the SP tracker does!
I wonder why? And if it can be f... Read more
I have to lose a 10 pounds and I am hesitant between Weight Watchers and Spark People (who is free!). Although, when I saw my amount of daily calories, I was a little bit scared. 1500 calories per day for someone who is 5.3ft I... Read more
If your goal is to decrease and/or eliminate the caffeine in coffee, try easing into that goal with part decaf and part regular coffee. I use high quality (bold) decaf with half mild regular coffee. That way I get some caffeine and avoid caffeine wit... Read more
Have trouble sleeping monitor when you are having drinks with caffeine. I recently read that it takes 11 hours to get caffeine out of your system. A big wake up call for me, I generally have trouble sleeping since I work 3rd shift at a hotel. I qu... Read more
A few years ago you could pick up almost any running or fitness magazine and read about the benefits of consuming caffeine prior to running or exercising. Runners, just like many of you, like to take a swig of their favorite caffeinated beverage befo... Read more
Recently my teenage son and I found ourselves killing time at the grocery store while waiting for the pharmacy to fill a prescription. Surrounded by an array of protein supplements and energy drinks, my typical "tell mom only what is absol... Read more
I have stuck to 1 mug of coffee, 3 mugs of tea, a peppermint tea and a Twinings Digestif Tea today. I have matched each one, volume for volume, with water and drunk at least 8 glasses of water in total.
Last night I fell asleep quickly, got up o... Read more
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