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Low Impact Houses Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Low Impact Houses.

A Brief History of Vegetable Gardening

The popularity of vegetable gardening has waxed and waned over time, but given the fact that people have been gardening for the past 10,000 years, chances are we’ll never stop. Gardening has a rich history, and it is fascinating to see how peop...  Read more

Are Your Friends Making You Fat?

If your friend who lives across the country comes down with a cold, you’re surely not going to catch it from her. But if she becomes overweight, that just might spread to you. So say researchers from Harvard Medical School and the Universi...  Read more

25 Green Spring Cleaning Tips

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

Whittle Your Waist, Fatten Your Wallet

Are you a genius at budgeting your finances but fall apart when it comes to setting aside time to work out (or vice versa)? Don't worry: Staying physically fit and managing a personal bank account actually have very distinct similarities. They...  Read more

The Health Benefits of Pet Ownership

I grew up in a garden apartment development in New York, quite different from the suburban home my children know. There were tons of other kids around, my best friend lived downstairs, and we walked or rode bikes everywhere. I was never envious of my...  Read more

Low to no impact cardio ideas?
Updated 4/15/2014 8:24:38 AM

Due to an injury, I am stuck with low to no impact stuff right now but I don't want to get out of my grove. Ideas for cardio? I'm using teh bike and the arm bike and mixing it up with strength training and yoga right now...  Read more

low carb help
Updated 4/13/2014 1:33:13 PM

Hi Everyone:) I have been trying to do low carb again and I feel like I'm having no luck with it. When I first did the low carb diet I was 19 and lost 30lbs in 3 months and done it a couple of times in my early 20s and did great. I'm 35 now and can't...  Read more

Tilapia, I love your low-low 149 calories
Updated 4/15/2014 2:13:03 PM

9 Oh Tilapia, with your low calories, I can savor the idea of a dessert this evening. But maybe I'll just do something sensible like a handful of roasted almonds....  Read more

Weightloss When You Already Have Low Body Fat
Updated 4/17/2014 3:17:29 AM

Hello, SparkCommunity. I realize this is going to sound ridiculous, but I would like to lose some weight and I'm not sure how to go about it. I am a female competitive distance runner, and although my body fat percentage is quite low (~17) I...  Read more

Low Carb / Sugar Free Crepes
Updated 4/3/2014 12:34:04 PM

In my quest to make breakfast still tastey yet lower in carbs and lower in sugar and healthier for my kids (and me) here is what I made today and it turned out great! Kids loved it. 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup protein powder ( I used su...  Read more

My Son

My son is 14 years old and the dynamic here between him and his step-father have recently taken a turn for the worst. There isn't a lot I can do as a mother or wife to make it right between them but to stay positive. I try to stay positive by working...  Read more

3 things in every room

When I need to get the whole house clean, I start by putting three things away, and then as I enter a new room to put something away I then put away 3 more items and so on, no boredom and you are making an impact on the whole house...  Read more

Living Low Carb (Atkins and other Plans)

We will discuss low carb lifestyles (including Atkins,Protein Power, South Beach and other doctor-recommended low carb plans), trade low carb recipes and team up to do this together!...  Read more

Low Impact vs. High Impact Exercises: Which is Right for You?

People often ask me whether certain workouts are "high impact" or "low impact," and in answering them, I have discovered is that there is a lot of confusion among exercisers about what these terms really mean. Yes, they deal somew...  Read more

Americans Walk Less and Gain More

My daughterís preschool is less than Ĺ mile from our house, so most days (weather permitting), I push my son up in our double stroller to get her. I feel bad enough driving her to school (my kids donít get up early enough to walk in the morning), bu...  Read more