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
excited, but still a long ways to go. bought a dress a month a go. It fit to perfection and was sure to be my favorite. Wore it yesterday and a local seamstress told me to come by and she would take it up for me. It was so big on me! :D... Read more
I officially have 10 pounds to go! I bought a new dress to celebrate, and I feel great! I'm excited to wear it to church tomorrow. I am so grateful that God has kept me strong. Lots of prayer this time around!... Read more
Figure out who does the cafeteria buying and speak to them. Ask for more healthy options. Start a petition, if necessary. You can't possibly be the only person trying to eat healthy. Don't use it as an excuse to eat the things you shouldn't.... Read more
We bulk buy protein sources (pork, beef, chicken, seafood) and pick up fresh veggies and fruit as they're in season. Non-organic is usually cheaper. Crock pot meals are your friends, as they'll make a ton of food for not much money and little effort.... 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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