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
Between backyard barbeques, beach picnics and the never-ending parade of wedding and grad party buffets, summer may seem like a huge seasonal pitfall for someone who's trying to eat healthy and/or lose weight. But the good news is, your goals don... Read more
New to gardening? Worried that planting your first edibles will turn out to be a fruitless labor? Fear not, novice gardener! While not totally foolproof, certain plants are ideal for gardening neophytes who want to increase their chances of gardening... Read more
During the hot summer months, we automatically add salads to our menu plans. A big bowl of crisp lettuce, cool cucumbers and sun-ripened tomatoes tossed lightly with an oil-and-vinegar dressing is always refreshing during the warmest time of the year... Read more
A few years back I typed up a list of New Year’s resolutions on a small piece of cardstock, laminated it, and put it in my wallet. On that list was the resolution to eat a salad every day, simply because eating salad always made me feel like I... Read more
This week is going to be tough to get my workouts in. I have 4- 14 hour days in a row, even with the 24 hour gym, I still need time to prepare meals, decompress, and sleep. Plus, I over did it on Saturday so I had to rest yesterday. #feelingguilty... 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
Exerc. a min of 15 mins. per day.12Wake up a few mins. earlier to exerc. before work! You give to yourself and health, before handing your day over to the world. I alternate between a kettle bell workout, 323 or jumping jacks/aerobics. 321 It wakes m... 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
By Jane Bianchi and Kathleen Corlett,via Family CircleWhen food shopping, picking the healthiest groceries can be tough. Say one bag of potato chips is "baked" while another is "kettle-cooked." Which is the better choice? (Turns o... Read more
Today it's a high 29 degrees with a wind chill factor that can take your breath away. People I don't do outside with bursitis in the knee and other suspicious ailments I have learned the art of indoor workouts from mall walking to a 15 minute kettle... Read more
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