Fitness infomercials promise a lot: dramatic weight-loss, big results, a six pack in 30 days! But unfortunately, most of them do not deliver on those promises. When those ads are so intriguing and believable, how do you know which new products delive... Read more
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
The idea that placing dishes of raw onions around the home would stave off illness dates back to the massive flu outbreak of 1919. The thinking went that halved onions could absorb germs. Even though that particular onion "fact" is merely a... Read more
Choosing healthy foods is an important part of eating right, but cooking them in a healthful way is another huge part. For example, zucchini can take on two completely different forms when it's quickly sautéed in olive oil versus battered... Read more
The humble bean is quite the super food: packed with calcium, iron, potassium, B vitamins, plus about a quarter of the protein and half the fiber recommended daily for adults—all in a single serving. According to the U.S. Department of Agricult... Read more
This is a general question, not just about nutrition. Does anyone have experience with Precision Nutrition? PN is a member only daily online interaction site that promotes exercise and nutrition. I am going to join Spark Coach after the 1st of the ye... Read more
I have been having an extremely hard time losing weight recently and gaining weight for no apparent reason. I was following the same nutrition and exercise programs that I was for the past year (where I was able to lose weight), but this time had no... Read more
I used to use this site all the time to track my food but its changed since I have been tracking. I click on "add food" under my lunch column and it brings me right up the page and I type in trout and it pops up rainbow trout for me but there is no e... Read more
I know others have posted about this, but can you PLEASE get rid of the drop down when tracking food? It is such a pain. It doesn't go away when I hit 'esc' most of the time, and it blocks the options at the bottom to be able to choose items I have... Read more
Editor's Note: If you haven't checked out SparkPeople Radio, now's the time! We've been on the air since November, and this on-demand show is a hit. Each week, hosts Lily Hills and Karen Hudson share the latest and greatest stories to... Read more
Okay, so I figured by now I know a little something about how to eat right, how to exercise, and how my body responds. I also think P90X taught me a lot about what works for me and what doesn't, and even though I failed miserably at P90X, I know exa... Read more
Has anyone else out there ever followed the P90X Nutrition Guide? Surely I'm not the only one! :) My husband did a couple rounds of P90X last year, but I never did any of the workouts with him except for the Ab Ripper. But I did jump on the bandw... Read more
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