Step into any supermarket these days and you’re sure to find a wide variety of organic foods on the shelves. From produce, milk and meat to breakfast cereals and snack foods, consumers have their pick of certified organic products—a far c... Read more
When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo... Read more
When you need some protein in a pinch, these grab-and-go snacks will do the trick! All of these filling options are easily transportable for a quick energy boost, anytime and anywhere. Whether you prefer sweet, savory, light or hearty, there's a... Read more
So, you’re looking for a fast, portable and veggie-packed lunch that you can easily take with you to work. What’s the first thing that comes to mind? Salad, of course! Salads are versatile, quick to throw together, and jam-packed with nut... Read more
This morning I looked out my kitchen window at the pouring rain, and thought, "Oh good, this rain will really help the grass grow."
My husband entered the room, and with disgust lamented, "What a miserable day!"
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Hi all -- I've always tried to do this alone in the past, and the weight I have put on is now telling me that that doesn't work! So I've decided to open myself up to the group and find support from everyone (and give it too) .Everyone have a good day... Read more
When I started my journey on sparkpeople a little over two years ago, I weighed 283 pounds and it took me an hour and fifteen minutes to "run" (with my best effort) a 5k. This morning I weighed myself and I am 182.8 pounds!! I'm so shocked and happ... Read more
My name's Ally and I'm looking for a little advice. I'm a junior in college and definitely more than a little overweight. I am at the beginning stages of my weight loss journey. Of course, I've been a chunky gal my whole life and have... Read more
I have been working out since April. 1st I went 3 days a week to the gym and walked 2 miles a day. I didn't see much change so I spoke with one of the gym staff. I changed to 4 days a week 45 mins of cardio and weight lifting. I didn't feel very diff... Read more
Just like a car, before you start your day....stretch. Something that simple can make you feel great and motivated. Not to mention, it's a nice morning greeting to your body to take on the day.... Read more
When it gets hard to get in all the water you should drink I go for either sparkling water with lemon or lime (other fruits would work as well) or Clear American (available at Wal-Mart), which is also a easy way to sneak in some vitamins as some of t... Read more
As you know, we’ve made a number of changes to SparkPeople's website (and apps) recently. Most of these changes were welcomed by the majority members, while some have voiced concern that the new changes take some getting used to.I wanted to... Read more
Exercise isn’t just about burning calories and building strength. It’s also about improving productivity and quality of life. But when is the best time to exercise? The answer is whenever it best fits into your schedule. One problem with... Read more
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