Though food is supposed to be one of life's simple pleasures, few things cause more angst and confusion. It's no wonder why. We're constantly being told which foods we should eat to be healthy, which diets we should follow to be skinny, w... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
We often hear a lot about aerobic or “cardio” exercise and how it improves fitness, reduces one’s risk of lifestyle diseases, an... Read more
Winter is in full force. As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, even the best of us can get a little down. The "winter blues" are characterized by the mild depression, lack of motivation, and low energy that many people experien... Read more
Protein supplements are popular among casual exercisers, serious bodybuilders, dieters and even non-exercisers for many reasons. Most people know that protein is an essential nutrient for overall health that helps promote fullness and also plays... Read more
Protein is one of those “magic” nutrients—the kind that can help you stay full and satisfied, even when you’re watching calories and portion sizes. If you’re struggling to meet your daily protein goals, adding real-food,... Read more
I am 6 ft 3 in i have a really high output of energy even with my personality I wake up around 430 and I'm at the gym by 5 I workout until 7 and then go to work I usually only have 1 day off a week from work but I really am worried about sodium... Read more
I had self esteem issues in high school, too, and still do at 30. I think the thing that helped me most at my lowest was having something positive written across my mirror in dry erase marker. You could try "YOU'RE AWESOME" or "HELLO, GORGEOUS".... Read more
need to find a snack high in protein & fiber... I dont seem to get enough in my calorie controlled meals. I know something like an apple and peanut butter would fit the bill but I dont want all the fat , sugar and calories in that. Any ideas?... Read more
I had a really high stakes thing come up, and when it was done, I messed up by eating a cheeseburger meal at Wendy's. I didn't go over calorie limit, but couldn't eat the rest of the day. Just like a race, you have to pace yourself.... Read more
Performance enhancing supplements have become big business. Many drinks, powders and bars promise a competitive edge through increased strength, development of an ultra lean body or increased recovery responses so you can work out harder and more eff... Read more
Dave Ellis has an encyclopedic knowledge of nutrition and possesses an uncanny ability to distill complicated scientific information into succinct, sound advice for the rest of us. For 27 years, Ellis, a registered dietitian and Certified Strength &... Read more
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