When you're serious about your training and your fitness goals, you're no stranger to tough workouts. You know that you have to put in the hard work to get the results you want.
But whether you’re training for a specific even... Read more
Pain is a real, well, pain! How many times have you been gung-ho to start a new workout routine only to feel like you've been hit by a ton of bricks on day two? Something as simple as walking down the stairs can feel like torture. Most of us have... Read more
We’ve all heard that a combination of diet and regular exercise is the best way to lose weight and keep it off long term.
For some of us, common sense dictates that the more you work out—and the higher the int... Read more
Your diet may be the missing link in your training plan. Here are some common nutrition mistakes that many athletes and exercise enthusiasts make that can negatively affect performance. (Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with the solutio... Read more
Running a marathon can be one of the greatest and most challenging experiences of your life. I can’t say that I always love training for these races, but the feeling of accomplishment I experience when I cross the finish line is lik... Read more
It helped me when I quit drinking. Nobody truly agreed but those that love me, would support me. The struggle is real and food is so secretive and seductive. This is a way of putting it all out there and dealing with it.... Read more
9 months ago I quit drinking and smoking pot. Since then I have gained 20 lbs and now use food in place of alcohol. It is like my crutch and I can't stop eating at night, in the middle of the night as well. I feel discouraged.... Read more
I used to drink Diet Dr Pepper pretty regularly. But since I'm focusing on trying to eat mostly clean(ish), I drink water ALL THE TIME. Now I don't want soda anymore. Once in a while is OK, though. Everything in moderation!... Read more
When you've exercised well and your muscles are sore, try drinking a Eugene, OR based tea company's ~ "Yogi" (brand), ~ Green Tea Muscle Recovery. I'm not a "Yogi" company spokesperson, but they have several brands of organic, herbal teas concocted f... Read more
Exercise is important - but so is recovery. Reward your body with a break after a couple of days of intense work outs. Your muscles could use the recovery time and it will help your overall fitness and weight loss efforts.... 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
Many runners plan out their daily health routines down to the nth degree. However, even though you are seeing your desired results on the outside, you may not be doing everything you can to ensure your body is being properly cared for on the in... Read more
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