Everyone knows that athletes must plan and time their meals and snacks very carefully to reach their performance goals. But what about the rest of us? You try to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Do you have to be careful ab... Read more
Eight to twelve cups of water daily, that’s what the SparkPeople plan suggests. Whether you are having a hard time drinking that much water, or just want to drink a variety of beverages (coffee, tea, diet soda, juice), many dieters challenge an... Read more
The Well-Watered Exerciser
Except for oxygen, there’s nothing your body needs more than an adequate supply of water. And the more you exercise, the more important it is to drink the right amount of water before, during, and after your workout... Read more
Now that summer is mostly behind us and cooler temperatures are starting to drift in, the prime season for charity runs and walks begins. People of all abilities lace up their running and walking shoes and hit the pavement to raise money for many gre... Read more
Pain is a real, well, pain! How many times have you been gung-ho to start a new workout routine only to feel like you've been hit by a ton of bricks on day two? Something as simple as walking down the stairs can feel like torture. Most of us have... Read more
day 2 for me of not drinking wine. The excess calories were killing all of my good food choices. So I'm going to try and eliminate alcohol for a week and be much more aware of how much I drink. Moderation... Read more
FRUIT AND HERB-ADE4 quarts water2 oranges sliced thin1 lime sliced thin1 cup fresh mint leaves torn1 cucumber sliced thin1 raw carrot shreddedCombine in large jar. Shake well and chill for several hours. Shake, strain and serve over ice chips. Need s... Read more
Since the weather is really hot sometimes water alone is not enough when you're doing activities that make you sweat a lot. I found Powerade Zero which has electrolytes and has zero calories. I drink some of it when hiking in the heat along with wa... Read more
I am in the midst of training for a number of fall races which commences with the Chicago Rock N Roll 1/2 Marathon this Sunday and ends with the Las Vegas Rock N Roll 1/2 Marathon on December 5th. Throw in the Hood to Coast Relay at the end of this m... Read more
Early last week my colleague and dailySpark.com editor Stepfanie Romine, sent me an idea for a blog about using pickle juice as a electrolyte replacement source for exercisers . She actually stumbled across the idea from one of the comments left on... Read more
Thanks so much to those of you who mentioned electrolytes in my last blog. I almost bought a bottle of Gatorade, but I put it back. When I got home, I googled and found a few recipes: everydayroots.com/homemade-energy-drink
UPDATE: I s... Read more
Now that it's pushing 100 degrees every day (shudder) I have been looking for a decent electrolyte drink mix. As you probably already know, when it gets this hot and you are doing a lot of exercise or activities outside, we need to drink a lot of fl... Read more
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