There are two kinds of people in this world: People who have had muscle cramps and people who will experience them sooner or later.
Muscle cramps happen to almost everyone, and for a lot of different reasons. Vigorous exercise can certainl... Read more
The body dissipates heat 4 ways:
Conduction – heat transfer from one solid object to another. The transfer is always from the warmer object to the cooler object.
Radiation – the loss of heat in the form of infrared rays... Read more
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
It’s "summertime, and the livin' is easy." But for kids, life during summer can be downright sweltering. Many activities—ball games, tennis clinics, band camp, and football training—take place during this hot season, a... Read more
I suddenly get these whole screen messages from informing me that I need to update my JAVA drivers and then I get a second message (occupying the whole entire screen--goodbye SparkPeople) informing me that I need to update Adobe Flash Player to prope... Read more
I'm a newbie. When I looked up quinoa I found many entries most of which didn't reflect the actual vitamin or mineral content of the grain, so of course my daily totals keep coming in under the mark even though I am eating well. Is there no way to l... Read more
I have a marinade recipe which I use frequently. The carb count is only 1.3g. Clearly, I entered something incorrectly somewhere. I'm a low-carber, so this is a critical point for me.
When I enter this on my Nutrition Tracker, the *net carbs* no... Read more
What do you do you personally Value MOST from your Healthy Lifestyle success...
how you feel,
how you look,
the tape measure,
the medical numbers,
learning how to eat correctly,
other....?... 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
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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