People love routine. There’s comfort in doing the same things and knowing exactly what to expect—no surprises, no fear, no thinking required. And sometimes, routine can be a very good thing.
But when it co... 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
Q: I've heard a lot about the "winter blues," but I actually feel really down in the summer. Is there such a thing as the summertime blues—or anything I do to help with it?
A: Although the winter blues are a common and well-k... Read more
The poor potato. It really has gotten a bad rap.
A plentiful crop that's easy and inexpensive to produce, the potato has been a dietary staple across the globe for centuries. (Ireland, a country whose diet once relied almost entirely o... Read more
Tough economic times make everything in life harder--including maintaining your healthy lifestyle.
Instead of dwelling on the negatives like bankruptcies, foreclosures, layoffs and cutbacks, SparkPeople is focusing on helping people maintain the... Read more
My name is Lauren and I am struggling with trying to celebrate progress when the scale isn't budging. It's been several weeks and I keep fluctuating between 145-146. I feel like I'm doing all the right things, so why isn't the scale... Read more
My mom and some family friends had a "welcome back" party for my brother and I after returning home from vacation with our dad. Now we are left with the leftovers : ( After a week of pigging out on other junk, I have a cupboard full of temptation rig... Read more
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I hate working out and sweating but I have learned this is the only true way to lose the weight and become healthy again. My equipment of choice is the treadmill. I walk for an hour 6x a week at an incline of 6.5 and at 2.3. I am bored. I have tried... Read more
Laughing Cow Light Blue Cheese wedges. This cheese tastes just like real blue cheese, only it is lighter in calories (35 calories per wedge). I love blue cheese and this helps me get my fix without going over my calorie allotment.... Read more
Exercising isn’t always pretty—the sweat, the matted down hair, the locker rooms—but it’s definitely worthwhile! Whether you are just starting out or returning after a long break, there are a few things no one ever really tell... Read more
The weather at SparkPeople headquarters is finally getting warm. We're saying sayonara to winter with lunch-time pickup basketball games, open windows in the office--and ice cream taste-tests. Blue Bunny recently unveiled some new ice cream treats th... Read more
Feeling a little blue about nothing in particular today so . . . Charlie and I went to the swampy woods which reliably has gentians at this time of the year.
Not my own picture . . . because I'm not a skilled photographer at all . . . but... Read more
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