Exercise is essential to keeping your body healthy. But you don’t want to leave a trail of empty plastic water bottles, torn polyester running shorts, and dead batteries in your wake. Help improve the health of the earth while you’re impr... Read more
Does this sound familiar? "My joints are achy, I feel stiff all the time, and it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning." If there were ever a good excuse not to exercise – if there were ever a defensible time to throw in the t... Read more
Welcome to SparkPeople, America's most active weight-loss and healthy living website! This article will introduce you to all of the SparkPeople features that can help adults manage type 1 diabetes, including our Spark*D Diabetes Management Progra... Read more
Welcome to SparkPeople, America's most active weight-loss and healthy living website! This article will introduce you to all of the SparkPeople features that can help adults take control of pre-diabetes. Studies have shown that by making healthy... Read more
Welcome to SparkPeople, America's most active weight-loss and healthy living website! This article will introduce you to all of the SparkPeople features that can help adults manage type 2 diabetes, including our Spark*D Diabetes Management Progra... Read more
I exercise at least 4 times a week. I eat between 1200 to 1500 calories a day, depending if I exercise... lot's of protein and veggies. ... and I'm stuck at a plateau. I've hit 6 plateaus in the last year. It's frustrating....... Read more
I don't understand why I am not loosing any weight. Some days I only eat 800-900 calories and I am always under my goal but I can't loose anything! I was using a different site and recently switched to spark. I really hope this works!... Read more
I have been in a WICKED weight-loss plateau for a couple of months. My youngest baby of 4 is only 4 months old, but since I got the go-ahead 2 months ago to start working out and dieting I have been fairly consistently on the low end of my daily cal... Read more
I can not exercise the way i want to, but i try to keep up with my calories. Sometimes i eat 2200 cal and most days 1600 with a little walking and light house work, ut i try to stay in this area. Some days i my have 1100 cals itjustdepend on what... Read more
ALWAYS SAY YES to offers for "A free week" or "A free trial period" or "A free day pass" at a fitness center, gym or club!! Those offers are a fantastic chance to shake up your workout, freshen up your exercise routine and try different pieces of ca... Read more
Although I’ve been a fitness coach for years, I will admit that I don’t always practice what I preach. I don’t stretch quite as much as I should, and as a result, I’ve sustained frustrating injuries that could easily hav... Read more
We have some great news! The paperback edition of Chris "SparkGuy" Downie's New York Times best-selling book, The Spark: The 28-Day Breakthrough Plan for Losing Weight, Getting Fit, and Transforming Your Life is now available. (Can I get a WooHoo!?)... Read more
I see a lot of use of fat-free and sugar-free products here. That isn't surprising. They do cut calories. But at what cost? Every time I read the label of one of these products, I find added ingredients that are far worse than my "muffin top" cou... Read more
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