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
My husband is diabetic and loves orange juice. He may have some, but not in the quantities he'd like. Therefore, to help him enjoy the large quantities, I make orange drinks for him. We use a 16 ounce glass and I put 1/2 cup of orange juice in the gl... Read more
Ok, I know this might be a bit of a controversial topic. I'm in my very early 20s, still in college, and drinking is definitely part of my social life. I came off a year of pretty heavy drinking when I was studying abroad in London, and this summer... Read more
does anyone know anything to add flavour to a homemade protein shake? I blend cottage cheese and eggs with milk tottaly bland taste, I can easly add chocolate syrup that would make hella good but don't want the sugar that comes with it, also peanut b... Read more
I will take 2 water bottles. Both have ice. One is flavored water (mio) and one plain. I will continually fill the flovored water with the plain water until all the flavoring is gone (3 water bottle refills) and then do it again. Today will be day 3... Read more
I got a Pur Filter but our water pressure was so low it barely came out (I can't even SHOWER right now b/c of how bad it is today)
I am a soda jerk - I know I need to stop it. I HATE the flavour of diet.- is there a sparkling water that does NO... 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
For people who want to cut alcohol down to the bare minimum in order to have a better lifestyle. Having one drink instead of two to ensure less calorie consumption and better weight loss!
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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
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
I read the article about drinking pickle juice, instead of the commercial drinks, when walking or running.
My Grandmother used to make haymakerís ginger water in the summer when we were working in the fields. The main benefit of ginger water,... Read more
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