There's a lot of buzz about macronutrients in the health and fitness world—but how much do you really know about them? It's a given that all nutrients are essential to any healthy diet, but are some more important than others? And how m... Read more
These days, protein is a powerful word. So powerful that more and more food companies are boasting about the protein content of their foods and manufacturing newer protein-rich products to meet our demands for the essential nutrient. Why? Ask the ave... Read more
Ever watched an Olympic track star, gravity-defying gymnast or pro football player and wondered "What's their secret?" Sure, there are those minor details of natural talent, dogged perseverance and countless hours of training—but... Read more
SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar... Read more
Almost every time we turn on the television or glance at a magazine cover in the supermarket checkout line, we are bombarded with the new weight-loss rules and diet plans. We're constantly given suggestions to drink a special shake, cut out carbs... Read more
I've been sick for a month. Exhaustion, daily low grade fever. White count is normal. Hard to walk across apt, hard to eat enough because I can't stand long. If not for Amazon, an initial Instacart deal I'd be out of food. Back to dr this week.... Read more
So excited, past wk my goal was to walk 1+ miles for my daily walk. NOT competitive or a fitbiter wearer i did maintain this goal. Today I challenged myself to up it & walked to breakfast & took the long way home--2 1/4 miles later ended up home.... Read more
Daily Burn True Beginner! I just did this workout and it's awesome! I have had a hard time with exercise in the past and this is great! I actually accomplished it and it felt good! I didn't die! It was awesome!... Read more
Well, I'm now back on track with daily 11 miles in 2 hours speed walking. Also 45 minutes of silver sneakers. I've lost 6#s since I started about two months ago. I notice I do so much better when I surround myself with positive people. đź¤—UKWIM?... Read more
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If you're a vegetarian or vegan, you've probably been asked countless questions about how you get your protein. The truth is, it's not as hard as you might think to meet your protein needs when you're going meatless. However, some pla... Read more
Even when you are trying to be on your best behavior and outsmart temptation, Halloween candy can be too much. It is possible to make a choice that not only treats your sweet tooth but also provides some nutritional benefit with the calories.
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