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
What do you do when you don’t achieve the weight loss results you’re looking for?
Do you resolve to cut calories even more, try harder to resist temptations, or log extra treadmill time? These ideas could work—if you’ve b... Read more
Your diet may be the missing link in your training plan. Here are some common nutrition mistakes that many athletes and exercise enthusiasts make that can negatively affect performance. (Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with the solutio... Read more
Would you believe me if I told you that knowing the answer to one simple question could improve your chances for weight loss success by up to 100%? Well, it’s true. Here’s the question:
Which of the following is the single most impor... 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
I am getting my pantry ready to start a healthier life style by starting Spark Solutions, but my first trip to the grocery store left me feeling over whelmed, and only 1/2 shopping done. Is the flavored greek yogurt supposed to be fat free or low fa... Read more
I finally found a solution to squeezing workouts into my busy schedule by simply taking the bike to work and back. Because of rush hour traffic it doesn't even take any longer than taking the car and I get 45 minutes of cardio out of it!... Read more
Whatever works for you is the right solution. I've had success with smaller meals throughout the day, but it's not a solution for everyone, as Ash pointed out. Hope this goes well for you! I'm biased-breakfast is my favorite meal. :-)... 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
Third shift works against your body in being healthy. Your situation has unique challenges. We hope this is the most important team you join and that you find the solutions, support and fun you need.... 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
I'm not a big fan of most beverages. I use soymilk on cereal, drink tea occasionally, and have a rare glass of OJ. Most of the time, I'm satisfied with water. Soda, juice and sports drinks are usually too sweet for me. If I want something fancy, I as... Read more
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