A couple decades ago, juicing was something that only overzealously health-conscious people did. You just knew someone was into healthy living if he or she owned a juicer or drank fresh juice regularly. Today, it's much more popular. People... Read more
You've been working hard at making healthy changes to your diet and exercising regularly to lose weight. But there's more to weight loss than watching what you eat; the beverages you drink can also affect your progress. Are you sabotaging you... Read more
Warm days are filled with family picnics, neighborhood cookouts, community parades—and lots of summer food favorites.
Grilling can enhance the flavor of meats, poultry, fish and even garden-fresh fruits and vegetables. To liven up yo... Read more
They go down easily and can be found anywhere and everywhere. Water, tea, milk, juice, soda, flavored waters, coffee, energy drinks, smoothies. This list touches just a few of the many categories of beverages but doesn’t even delve into the dif... Read more
Switching from processed to whole grains is one of the simplest changes you can make to help your health. Whole grains have more protein and fiber than their stripped-down counterparts, which means they'll help you stay fuller longer. That's... Read more
Happy days are here! I just don't want fast food or junk food any more! I can wait until I get real food! I never thought I could feel this way! How about you? Do you prefer healthy food now?
When did your taste change?... Read more
I ate a whole Thanksgiving dinner and (expectedly) allowed myself to go over calories that day, which I did by a couple hundred. The rest of my weekend I went about with diet and exercise like I always do. I weighed myself for the first time today... Read more
How does one search for a specific SparkTeam? Yes I know under community, drop-down click on sparkteam and there's a search box but. When I do a search for First Place 4 Health and even though I click to right to search by name - doesn't seem to ch... Read more
Tomatoes have good fiber, Vitamin B & the red pigment in tomatoes help reduce obesity. Tomato juice aids in digestion. Try a cup of tomato juice 20 minutes before eating to increase the digestive function & to help process food faster. Make the juic... Read more
This is part of a series of blog posts about how to slim down your Thanksgiving side dishes and treats. For more information about healthier Thanksgiving cooking, read this article. Gravy is, well, the gravy of the Thanksgiving meal. It blankets mash... Read more
Six weeks from today, I, along with 11 of my fellow SparkPeople running pals of the Sparkin' Hood to Coast Team, will be participating in one of the most prestigious long distance relays in the world--The Hood to Coast Relay. The relay begins on the... Read more
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