Snacking throughout the day can be a good strategy to help avoid overeating at meal time. When the munchies hit, it's important to have healthy options available. So what do you choose? The employees of SparkPeople like to eat healthy, too, and s... Read more
Summer is the season for cooking fresh and fabulous feasts. The summer months bring ripe and juicy produce that nearly falls off the vines, farmers markets in their fullest glory, and perfect weather for celebrating the bountiful harvest in your very... Read more
Who didn't like "Ratatouille," the animated feature film produced by Pixar and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures? It tells the story of Remy, a rat living in Paris who wants to be a chef. Now if your child is like my inquisitive 11-ye... Read more
Are you a creature of habit in the kitchen and at the grocery store? Do you reach for the same carrots and celery for snacks, bagged greens for salads, and frozen veggies for dinnertime sides? It's time to break out of your food rut. Learn a few... Read more
Although everyone's preferences differ, it's nice to have some staple foods on hand to make quick and tasty dishes that are good for you, too. So what do the experts behind SparkPeople.com keep in their own refrigerators? See what they stock... Read more
I had a question. I'm an oldie to Spark so my account is not set to sync up between my Fitness and Food trackers. I had success last time on spark without them connected, and when I was using My Fitness Pal, i did not lose much weight... Read more
Mine's Pick Your Spot Pilates. It's part of the Crunch series. It's entirely floor work and that is really great when you're just starting out. After awhile, it just felt like second nature. I never really got bored with it...BUT I'm kind of ok with... Read more
I was doing P90x, and injured my achilles tendon. The doctor wants me off of it for a week, and then I can start adding biking and swimming. Any great seated exercises anyone can recommend? I don't want to lose the momentum that I've had!... Read more
I've got a chronic strain injury in my right wrist. My doc and physio have cleared me for exercise and weight training, but I've been advised to stay away from any sort of plank exercise for the forseeable future, even with push up handles. This isn'... Read more
I have started setting my clock to wake me 15 minutes earlier than I used to get up. It allows me a little time to do a light kettle bell workout before I start my morning routine. The kettle bells warm my muscles and stretches me getting me pumped... Read more
Just like fashion trends come and go, same can be said about workout trends. Hundreds of years ago Russian bodybuilders were using cannonball-like equipment for strength training. Little did they know then that their workouts would be turned into cla... Read more
Sometimes, you want a crunchy, salty snack—and rice cakes just aren't going to cut it. When using portion control, it's completely possible to sneak in a serving of chips for an occasional treat. But not all chips are created equal, and... Read more
I finally bought myself a kettle bell! I turn on my kettle bell DVD with Paul Katami! I love it. I was only on the Tutorial, but this was my first time swinging the bell!! My legs hurt, and my knee is very tender right now, but I will soon be rig... Read more
I just finished my fist, full kettle bell workout. It was short (a plus!) and I know I'll feel it more over the next couple of days but I feel energized right now. It seems to have worked my whole body. My plan is to gradually work up to doing all th... Read more
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