These days, protein is a powerful word. So powerful that more and more food companies are boasting about the protein content of their foods and manufacturing newer protein-rich products to meet our demands for the essential nutrient. Why? Ask the ave... Read more
SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar... Read more
This article has been a long time coming. In fact, it’s probably several years overdue. Why? Because… I’m a closet procrastinator.
I’ve been too aware for too long that I’ve suffered this affliction. In college, 73... Read more
With the weather nice and warm, now is as good a time as ever to get yourself and those you love outside! Is there a better way to exercise than to be out in the warm sunshine, feeling that cool breeze cross over you? Dust off your bike, bring th... Read more
My first experience with this revolutionary indoor cycling activity seems like a distant memory. As I walked into the room, the lights were dimmed and candles were lit around the room. People all around me were wearing these tight black shorts an... Read more
I went on a casual bike ride today around my neighborhood--first time in FOREVER so I had to start very gently. I averaged about 8.5mph for just over 20 minutes, but there's no entry for cycling that slowly in the fitness tracker. The lowest speed... Read more
I'm thinking about purchasing a mini-cycle and was wondering if anyone had any experience with them. It wouldn't be something to replace my current exercise routine or gym membership, but something additional to add activity while I'm working at hom... Read more
It seems my life is a never ending cycle of the same behavior. I get all gung-ho about being healthy and losing weight......then I always do the same thing. Go right back to my emotional eating and comforting. I need to some how conquer the bad day... Read more
Hello all! I am a 27 year old female living in Upstate New York. I have been overweight since Kindergarten. I was never active as a child. I preferred reading indoors, and did not play any sports. I am also from an italian family who loves to eat! At... Read more
I RAN TODAY!!!
Hello there. I wanted to share my news that I ran today. My gym routine so far has been 3 days of recumbent cycling with 2 day of weights in between each cardio session.
According to the fitness tracker, I burn more calories by... Read more
Listen to your emotions because your mind does affect your body. It is okay to be sad, it isn't a weakness. It is okay to be angry. It isn't indicative of a mean person. It is okay to be HAPPY! It isn't something a person needs to feel guilty about... Read more
Even when you are trying to be on your best behavior and outsmart temptation, Halloween candy can be too much. It is possible to make a choice that not only treats your sweet tooth but also provides some nutritional benefit with the calories.
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A small study recently published in The Journal of the American Medical Association reviewed the clinical responses of three popular diet regimens in people that had already achieved weight loss. The goal of the study was to not only look at energy e... Read more
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