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
In this video, Coach Nicole explains why you should take advantage of SparkPeople's most popular Community Resources. Learn how to find and use SparkPages, SparkTeams, and Message Boards.
Help us Spread the Spark by sending this video to y... Read more
In this video, Coach Nicole explains how to use your Nutrition Tracker. Learn how to find your free, customized Food Tracker and Meal Plans, how to turn your meal plans off and on, how to add food, how to track calories and other nutrients, and... Read more
In addition to storing your fruits and veggies properly, it's good to know approximately how long the fresh stuff will last. Plan your trip to the grocery or farmer's market accordingly so that your foods are at the peak of freshness when you... Read more
Whether you’re reading this because you’ve reached your goal weight or because you’re getting close—congratulations on your success! Now you’re ready to make the shift from weight loss to weight maintenance, but wonderin... Read more
Your body may have gotten used to your routine. Make a change in your fitness or nutrition to create movement. Remember the scale is just 1 measure. Are you tracking your measurements and how are your clothes fitting? 306... Read more
Question for all of you who have been using this app for a while. Is there a system in this app to record measurements? Is there a way to see total pounds lost? Or do I need another app for that. Thank you.... Read more
Today is 2 months without drinking soda!! I used to have it about twice a day and then only on weekends and now I only drink water! It was hard but I think I was addicted to it and that was causing my weight gain. It can be done :)... Read more
Like we used to say in school: "Check yourself before you wreck yourself". Your brain wants that donut, but your body deserves better fuel and you know that! Distract yourself by leaving the trap area (where the box is).... 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
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com.
By Cathy Cram, M.S.
This second blog in a three-part series on treatments for menopausal hot flashes focuses on alternative options.... Read more
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