Thanks for your interest in contacting your local media about your experiences with SparkPeople.com. Below you'll find a few different descriptions of word documents that you can download that you can use as a guide or template of for writing your p... Read more
There are a myriad of factors that affect heart health. From regular exercise to smoking cessation to eating a nutritious diet, there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your heart. But did you know that the mind-body connection can also... Read more
Without a shopping list, a casual trip to the grocery store can be a recipe for disaster. Sometimes, even with a list in hand, we still find ourselves in a state of confusion as we meander through the store.
Organizing your shopping list can smo... Read more
Quick, what’s the difference between a dream and a goal?
Any goal-setting guru will tell you that goals are dreams that you write down and track. Why? By writing down your goals, you're creating a "to do" list for your life,... Read more
Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart!
The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every... Read more
I recently realized that a lot of the foods listed on the lists in Sparkpeople don't have the correct and/or full nutritional content. If you are tracking specific nutrients, as I am, it makes it difficult to put together an accurate menu for the da... Read more
I am religious about tracking and have quite a bit of experience judging calories and portions, but I know I'm not perfect. What tips do you have for tracking foods that are difficult to estimate? For example, this evening we went out with friends.... Read more
I have studied credible evidence that suggest high temperature cooked foods increase the rate we age, causes chronic inflammation, increase cancer or prostate cancer & weight gain from the accelerated of glycation. When foods that have been fried,... Read more
I am having a hard time staying motivated with tracking my food. It seems to take too much time. I spend a lot of time trying to calculate serving size especially if the food listed is in a different measurement size than I consumed. We eat casserole... Read more
I know I've done this before and I know how important it is to track your calories everyday but I'm finding it hard to stay motivated to consistently track my food.
Sometimes I skip days track. If I do track I usually track my breakfast, lunch and... Read more
Daily food journals are key to staying on track with healthy eating and keeping within calorie targets. Online tools are easy to click click click, but pen and paper keep you more mindful and accountable. Find and print a template you like, and write... Read more
When you think of weight lifting, especially at a gym, images of muscular men and thin, young women might come to mind. It's easy to be intimidated, or think that after a certain age the only exercise you really need is a daily walk. But that's not... Read more
Plastic water bottles and their potential health risks are a hot topic in the news these days. How do you know if you’re at risk? Is it really something to be concerned about? A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found... Read more
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