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
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
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
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
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
Just starting a weightloss and workout routine. I felt good about the last couple days. Pumped and ready for this i got on the scale to see what ive got to lose. I wish i hadn't. Im totally deflated atm.... Read more
I am so excited today!! Been reading some posts and found that I an not the only one that stepped on the scale and lost a bit more!! Yay for all of us getting healthy! Just another half pound and I will be below that 200 mark. Easy peazy! My best 2U... Read more
So when I workout my calorie range goes up. Should I be eating within that range or stick to as close to 1200 as I can? I'm trying to lose weight in a healthy way but I don't want to use the new calorie range as an excuse to eat more if I shouldn't.... 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
New York Times Phys Ed columnist Gretchen Reynolds says The Ultimate Post-Workout Beverage: Use chocolate milk to replenish sugars after an intense workout. Reynolds calls it an "ideal recovery beverage" because it has the right ratio of carbs and pr... 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
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
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