Bogus exercise equipment and nutrition scams have been assaulting us for about as long as anyone can remember. According to author Dr. James Harvey Young, the scams date back as early as 1630. That was the year Nicholas Knopp of Massachusetts Bay was... Read more
It makes perfect sense. Instead of driving to work and back each day—which uses gas and does absolutely nothing for your rear or your stress level—you bike your way to work, miss the traffic, burn some calories, get an energy boost, and s... 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
Protein supplements are popular among casual exercisers, serious bodybuilders, dieters and even non-exercisers for many reasons. Most people know that protein is an essential nutrient for overall health that helps promote fullness and also plays... Read more
Does this story sound familiar to you? You’re doing pretty well sticking within your calorie range until that box of candy shows up in the office, or all heck breaks loose and the only way to squeeze in lunch is at the local fast food joint. Yo... Read more
What do you count as "exercise?" I worked in my yard for about 3 hours (laid mulch, prunned plants and pulled weeds.) I already had my official workout this morning before going outside. Would you include "yard work" in your fitness tracker?... Read more
Happy healthy Saturday everyone! Week 2, I've lost a total of 11.2lbs. Last night I pushed myself to do my workout video full 45 minutes and not stop! It's not easy but I appreciate spark people support you all are amazing yet humble.Keep up the good... Read more
I think I found a diet that works! (knock on wood). I drink a cup of water when I wake up, cereal and milk, then snack all day (50-60 cal at a time) on multigrain snacks and veggies, then 200-300 calories for lunch, and meat and veggies for dinner.... Read more
I thought I knew a thing or two about diet and exercise. For example, I knew how to do a squat, and that avoiding carbs altogether wasn’t necessarily a wise thing to do.Then I enrolled in personal training school and realized just how much I di... Read more
The ongoing debate over plastic has been a hot topic for the past year. Last week I shared that BPA is not just in plastics but can also be found in metal-based food and beverage cans. A common question came up in the comments asking about the hea... Read more
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