It's an excuse many of us have heard or even said ourselves: I want to get fit, but I can't afford a gym membership. While a health club can be a fantastic place to work out, it's not the only way to get fit. In fact, you can enjoy a vari... Read more
Everyone has an idea in their head when it comes to looking their fittest and healthiest. For some, it's fitting perfectly into a certain outfit, or walking on the beach in a bikini with total confidence. For others, it may mean seeing a defined... Read more
All kinds of foods provide nutrients that your body needs. But some foods, known as "functional foods," do more for you body than just provide nutrients. They may also play a role in the prevention and treatment of certain chronic diseases.... Read more
Expand your vocabulary or clarify some common gardening words and phrases with this easy-to-follow glossary of common terms. Bookmark this for later use!
Acidic soil - Any soil with a pH lower than 7.
Alkaline (basic) soil - Any soil with a... Read more
I know that Sparkpeople works out calories for you, but I'm curious about how to decide your definition of lightly active,moderately active, sedentary and so on.
I work a desk job all day and aside from getting up to drink water, taking a brief... Read more
There use to be a calisthenics plan on the fitness tracker. I have been away for a couple years, but liked the feature, because it had videos of different exercies attached to it. I can not find it now. Any ideas?... Read more
I'm really not sure which category I would fall into and I'm so confused. I work in an office, so I'm very sedentary between the hours of 9-5pm, and on my commute (except I always walk up the stairs, not just stand on the escalator... Read more
Do you let yourself splurge a little when dining out on special occasions? If so, do you find the definition for "special" can vary wildly, from your 10-year anniversary to birthdays to... payday? If so, write down your definition for "Special Occasi... Read more
Determined to stay off the couch in the evening after a long day and exercise, I found if I sit on the floor I end up doing all my Calisthenics, yoga poses and stretching, while hanging with hubby and enjoying our tv show.... Read more
A definitions= of Sparkling is to be brilliant in performance. This team aims for the best we can be in nutrition, exercise and supporting team members. Come share the sparkle of living healthy.... Read more
Since the early 1950's when the term was first coined, dietary fiber has been known as a type of carbohydrate from plant foods that is not digested or absorbed. They are talked about many times based on their two different types, soluble and insolubl... Read more
(Disclaimer: As I write this, it's 4:55 p.m. and I need a blog post for tomorrow. While I guarantee this post will entertain and delight you, don't expect anything too deep.)
When you think of aerobics, what comes to mind? Tights, thong leotards... Read more
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