Everyone knows that athletes must plan and time their meals and snacks very carefully to reach their performance goals. But what about the rest of us? You try to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Do you have to be careful ab... Read more
Protein is an important component of any diet for satiety, muscle repair, and generating hormones and enzymes. Need a protein pick-me-up? These filling recipes are great for refueling after a workout--or anytime!
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It's holiday gift time again, and, like me, you may be at a loss as to what to buy your fitness-loving loved ones, especially those who are already decked in top-notch performance wear and already own the best workout gear. Well, here's an of... Read more
When you think about working out—or even see it on TV, in movies, or at your own gym—does stretching come to mind? Probably not.
Stretching is easily ignored, even in commercials for gyms. Yet it's an important part of any fitnes... Read more
We hear it all the time—you changed your habits and lost weight steadily, but after awhile, that progress halted. You’ve been stuck at the same weight for days, weeks, or even months. There’s nothing more frustrating t... Read more
I have had to google the proper name for some workouts that I have done because they don't show up in the list to track otherwise. I did one that even by proper name did not and I had to guess about the calories that it burned.... Read more
Let me explain. I workout 3 times a week doing HIIT plus training for 30 minutes to an hour. The remaining days I can squeeze in a low impact workout but only about 15 to 20 minutes. I want to do something that will make me sweat but that's low impac... Read more
I've been a member for a while now, but I've never taken the time to post. I think I'm doing pretty well with my weight loss at the moment. I took a break from SparkPeople, but after reaching the heaviest I've ever been in my life (... Read more
I've gained what feels like a lot more than "a few" pounds over the past year and a half. I'm so used to seeing my skinny , and somewhat toned self in the mirror but this weight gain has made me more insecure about myself than I've EVER been! I don't... Read more
Did you know that you continue to burn calories post workout! It's called excess post-exercise oxygen consumption. I call it afterburn. Try going on a BRISK morning walk before breakfast for 10 - 30 minutes. (you could also do this before lunch and... Read more
Performance enhancing supplements have become big business. Many drinks, powders and bars promise a competitive edge through increased strength, development of an ultra lean body or increased recovery responses so you can work out harder and more eff... 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
I'm really achey today; My first 30 Day Shred workout beat me! My shoulders hurt and I can't bend over too well because my stomach muscles are in pain, but I feel pretty great! It was a really challenging workout and I definitely had to do the modifi... Read more
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