Whether it's a popular new DVD or the latest at-home workout machine, people spend lots of money on fitness gadgets each year. Which ones do the SparkPeople Experts swear by--and actually use? Read on to find out!
Chris Downie, Motivation ex... Read more
For a long time I thought that being in pain was part of the plan, a sign of progress. I was so used to hobbling around on achy feet, with leg muscles so sore that I couldn’t walk up and down stairs without holding on to the banister for de... Read more
Summer is the season for fresh produce—from your garden, the local farmers market, or nearby farms. It can be so tempting to buy in bulk—after all, you've waited all year for the perfect strawberry or tomato—and when you grow yo... Read more
Q: I feel depressed around the holidays every year. How can I enjoy the season and feel happier like everyone else?
A: It's not uncommon to feel a little (or a lot) "blue" during the holidays. Many factors can contribute to th... Read more
Holidays revolve around food and family, but Christmas actually has its roots in a feast. December 25 officially became the day for Christians to celebrate the birth of Jesus around the fifth century, but the Romans held winter festivities and feasts... Read more
Thanksgiving weekend over, did ok and didn't overeat although I did have some of everything including pie. Stepped on scale today to "access the damage" and get back on track. Surprise! I Lost 5 lbs but feeling fat and bloated as if I Gained inst... Read more
I have lost 15-20 lbs total this year (on and off again though). I am 25 yrs old, F, 5'3'' and currently at 109 lbs and 23% BF. I generally eat healthy with some not so healthy foods thrown in.
I was told recently by my friend's brother (who is... Read more
I'm in the home stretch of my weight loss with about 25 pounds to go until I reach my ideal weight. I really want to focus on losing as much body fat as possible, while maintaining my current muscle and getting a lot more toned. How do you do this? I... Read more
I just want to start by stating a few things:
1 ) I personally eat low carb, but this thread has nothing to do with that. I am not looking to debate IF low fat is healthy, but instead hoping to focus on what is GOOD about it.
2 ) We may di... Read more
I'm ready to make this lifestyle change and do this for me..I'm 24years old and currently 341lbs..this is 19lbs lower than my highest weight of 360lbs in June 2013.
I recently got married and I'm ready to change for me..for my... Read more
Consumption of natural resistant starch has been shown to result in decreased glycemic response in healthy individuals & diabetics. Resistant starch has an impact on weight loss, as it is a starch which goes undigested by the body. Foods with the... Read more
Cardiovascular exercise is excellent for strengthening your heart and lungs as well as being a great fat burner. But you don't have to stick to running or speed walking to do it. Try dancing, hula hooping, jumping rope or calisthenics. They're fun wa... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
Now that the holidays are starting to wind down, everybody's thinking about making more time for exercise. But since the weather is only getting colder, an indoor workout is a must. Which brings us to this week's giveaway: an awesome DVD kit... Read more
This Thanksgiving: Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Pie from Peas and Thank YouCongress Blocks New Rules on School Lunches from The New York TimesHoliday Salad with Cranberry Apple Orange Vinaigrette from Oh She GlowsFitness tips from top trainers from Chicago... Read more
I have chosen to use my new energy after exercise to clean my neglected home. I have blinds, windows, closets and other forgotten areas that need attention so that will be my new venue. Sparkpeople give me the energy and motivation to tackle jobs t... Read more
Today has been a fairly good day so far. I have a workout scheduled for 5:30pm and am getting a lot done during the day. I'm looking forward to making the rest of December a good one.
Just for fun, here are some 5 minute fat burners from "Health... Read more
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