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
Everyone wants to do more in less time. Just imagine how much you could get done if you had an extra hour or two a day! That may be a fantasy, but boosting the caloric burn—without spending more time in the gym—isn't. Use these smart... Read more
When I was newly home from graduate school and working my first full-time job, finding a husband and starting a family seemed to be the next expected step in the progression toward adulthood. I was looking forward to having someone to share my life w... Read more
Most people begin a new fitness program with great intentions and lots of motivation--only to find both waning within a few weeks. The realities of work, school, social and family demands overwhelm the desire to get fit, and exercise gets puts on the... Read more
Lifting heavy weights will not bulk you up. Fat doesn't "turn into" muscle. They are burned and built by different processes. The best way to track progress is to get a dressmaker's tape and take measurements of your body at different places monthly.... Read more
I just bought a scale that measures body fat, water, muscle mass, bone mass and weight. I'm happy to have this information, but I need to know where I can find an accurate guideline chart?
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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
This giveaway is now closed. The winners are: MUFFY57 ANDREAXKIEFER ELDORADO2 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 wo... 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
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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
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