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
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
Hello my name is Janet and I'm fat and I need a place to start. I'm 63 and not happy with myself. Back in '77 I had one of the 1st gastic bypass surgery's weighing in at 350lbs. I lost 100lbs the first year. I became an exercise aholic to keep the lb... Read more
Hi! I just joined this site in hopes of losing weight. I'm tired of people looking and me and my twin sister and comparing us. I'm embarrassed when people tell us that we don't look a like and I have to tell them that she weighs 90 pounds less than m... Read more
Hello, my name is Stacy and I am the fat mom at the preschool. I have been fat for a long time, but this is the fattest that I have ever been. I avoided scales ever since my youngest was born (she is 4 now). I knew that I was getting bigger, but I... Read more
I recently had to replace my old bathroom scale. My new one includes measurements of body fat percentage and hydration.
Does anybody know exactly how those numbers are derived? And are they bogus -- or legit enough to take seriously?... Read more
I'm having major trouble getting the numbers! I don't use the SP meal plans ... I know what I like to eat and it's all healthy stuff, but I can't get the perfect 50/30/20 ratios no matter what I try to do. Has anyone else had similar results? Any... 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
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
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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