One of the most common mistakes new exercisers make is not measuring the intensity of their cardio workouts. Guidelines say that aerobic exercise should be “moderate” or “challenging,” but what does that feel like? You might m... Read more
Imagine you’re driving on a country road. You’re enjoying the ride and noticing the cars that you pass along the way, excited to get to your destination. Suddenly you see those familiar red and blue lights flashing in your rearview mirror... Read more
Sometimes, it’s all you can do to squeeze a workout during your lunch hour or before the evening PTA meeting. In an ideal world, you’d also have time to shower, fix your hair, and dress to impress. But in the real world, you don't alw... Read more
So, you're hosting Thanksgiving this year. You know you're going to buy a turkey, and you've probably started searching for casserole recipes. But how much of everything should you make to ensure you don't run out of food on the big d... Read more
After being cooped up in a stuffy house all winter long, it’s finally time to fling open the windows, shoo away the cobwebs, and take on your annual spring cleaning. But often, the chemicals found in conventional cleaning products can be more d... Read more
Does anyone do spring cleaning? Is it a custom in US? I'm not sure why spring is the time for giving the house a thorough clean, unless it's that the extra sunshine reveals all the dust that's gathered over the winter!
I don't seem to have energ... Read more
For anyone out there who follows a clean eating diet, or is familiar with what it entails, I'm trying this out for the first time and am not sure if some of the foods I have in my fridge and pantry are OK to eat. I am trying to eat lots of veggies, f... Read more
I wonder if anyone else out there has found that the Spark Calorie Calculator is way out. I say this because today i did a 190 minute workout and Spark calculated that i had burnt 2,733 calories. I was dubious about there calculations so I took read... Read more
I downloaded Sparkpeople app a year ago but dismissed it after realizing it was all about counting calories (or so I thought). I didn't need to count calories- I needed to just eat healthier- why make it so complicated? Well here I am back and gettin... Read more
This is going to sound like kind of a dumb question.....but what is clean eating exactly? I've done a little research on it (very little) I know Jillian Michaels recommends it in her books but I'm not sure if it is eating no processed foods like box... Read more
If you are Texas born, got here as soon as you could,or just WISH you where here; WELCOME to a family of friends! So, wherever you hang your hat, join in the fun and lets reach our goals together!
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I've always been amazed at the runners who can complete a marathon with minimal training, or get significantly faster just by doing a little bit of speed work. I've never been one of those people. I believe that I'm genetically destined to run abou... Read more
These eco-friendly tips (and some elbow grease) will help you clean your home inexpensively. For fresh-smelling clothes, hang laundry on an outdoor clothesline and let the sunshine dry it. (To prevent fading, turn garments inside out.) Ther... Read more
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