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
A healthy diet requires more than simply cutting out junk food—it involves getting the most nutritional value out of every bite you take. It takes good food to build a fit body. But did you know that your food choices also have an impact on the... Read more
Step into any supermarket these days and you’re sure to find a wide variety of organic foods on the shelves. From produce, milk and meat to breakfast cereals and snack foods, consumers have their pick of certified organic products—a far c... Read more
Greening your life—reducing your impact on the environment—takes a little research and planning. Because the kitchen is the most waste-producing room in an average house, it's a great place to start. The best way to do it is slowly, b... Read more
When organic matter such as leaves, grass clippings and food scraps break down, you get compost, a dark, dirt-like "soil" that is rich in nutrients. Compost happens even without human involvement; for example, the leaves that fall on the fo... Read more
Weaned myself off coffee creamer, now I drink my coffee black. I rarely drink soda. Added in more fruits & veggies (no candy cravings). I cut back on bread & pasta and increased protein, which means I eat fewer calories because I feel full longer.... Read more
I use pickles as a workout recovery snack after I run. The salt helps rebalance lost electrolytes and they're yummy. My husband hates them, though...he calls them "cucumbers soaked in evil". lol... Read more
i hate to add the extra calories, but i like a few glasses of wine a night! i know, i know, it is a major hinderance! what do i do? i opened a bottle of arbor mist and realized it had 450 calories in the bottle and i drank the whole thing - (ove... 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
YOGI tea has more than 50 organic teas made with herbal and green tea blends that promote health and wellness. It is all natural, delicious and does what it says it does.Some blends are for "taste" and/or "aroma" pleasure. Several tout specific healt... 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
Nutrition and sports professionals study every nutrient combination to look for just the right competitive edge. Post workout recovery was critical for Michael Phelps in his record setting Olympics performance, too. Well, this year's Olympics may jus... Read more
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