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
SparkTeens launched the SparkTeens High School Challenge to further motivate teens (high school students) to make health and fitness a priority in their lives. We are challenging high school students across the nation to log their fitness minutes and... 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
"It's only the first of the month. How do some members already have hundreds of SparkPoints?" This is a question we routinely get at the beginning of each month. The most common reason for high point totals is that some members like to trac... 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
I am interested in tracking on Spark again, I had given it a break to try out Myfitnesspal. While I do like the tracking aspects of MFP, I feel like the community and support system is lacking there. However, I am concerned about the numbers Spark ha... Read more
I just want to start by stating a few things:
1 ) I personally eat low carb, but this thread has nothing to do with that. I am not looking to debate IF low fat is healthy, but instead hoping to focus on what is GOOD about it.
2 ) We may di... Read more
Before we get started with me trying to explain this I DO plan on going to the doctor.I am a 28 year old female who have been obese since middle school. I've been morbidly obese since high school. I am 5'7 and it wasn't until this Spring when I found... 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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