A cool wind whipped around me as I crested the final hill along my running route. "Ah, relief!" I thought, pulling my dripping T-shirt away from my skin. This will cool me off. But instead of making me feel refreshed, the wind chilled me to... Read more
From hot summer days through those cool early fall months, farmers markets are in full swing, yielding a bounty of beautiful, fresh, local produce. Visiting a farmers market is a lovely weekend outing, but there are many other reasons... Read more
You can use the SparkPoints you earn on the site to buy virtual “goodies” for yourself and other SparkPeople members. Use them to reward yourself for working hard to achieve your healthy goals (with a vacation, a new wardrobe, or haircut)... Read more
''The best things in life are free, But you can give them to the birds and bees, I want money, That's what I want, That's what I want.'' In 1959, these words were written by Barrett Strong in a song called ''Money (Tha... Read more
If you’re buying California-grown organic strawberries because you know organic food is better for the environment, then you might want to reconsider your purchase—or at least your motivations. While choosing organic over "conve... Read more
I'm incredibly close to 30lbs lost but went to buy some pants for a new job, today, and I've only gone down one pant size! I understand that lbs and inches are not the same and that I could be losing in areas other that my hips and waist but I... Read more
After all the house buying bull crap stress, we are relaxing with a beer and sushi for lunch. I love sushi :) factored it into my calories and it will work out, even with the beer. After what happened, I need it x_x... Read more
I bought my current scale three years ago. It has my weight from the day I set it up, which was 357.3 pounds!! I am now back to 205 and that was around 160 pounds I lost to get here. Now I'm going for another 160!... Read more
Vegan Protein powder- Just bought a powder but can't find it in the data base to enter in my nutrition tracker.Cant find one that's listed that is close to ALL the major categories (cals, carbs, protein etc) Some will match with others way off.... Read more
If you're buying a beach umbrella, tent, sun hat or similar item, choose something red, blue, violet, lavender or pink. A recent study of identical fabrics in different colors reveals that these hues filter the most UV rays, according to the journal... Read more
CONTEST CLOSED: Congratulations JBEDFORD0, and TTELRACS! How is 2012 going for you? Are you feeling inspired? Motivated? Strong? Healthy? Happy? Are you still committed to the goals you set for yourself for the new year? If so, congratulations! You... Read more
Rethink your shopping list with these tips for dishing up a nourishing meal.Problem #1: "Healthy foods are too pricey."Cut back on organic. Just buy it for foods on the newly extended "Dirty Dozen" list—produce with the... Read more
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