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Raised Beds Gardening Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Raised Beds Gardening.

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The 15-Minute Gardener's Workout

The rains are ready. The garden tools are ready. Is your body ready? There are all types of outdoor activities to enjoy, just waiting for you while the weather is nice. But there is something special about beautifying your yard with flower...  Read more

A Beginner's Guide to Composting

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

Exercising with Lower Back Pain

It’s a common problem for many who exercise. It makes everyday activity difficult, and scares a lot of people away from any physical activity. It’s lower back pain. For those of you who suffer from it, there is hope.  While there...  Read more

The Benefits of Growing Your Own Food

Environmentalists have been admonishing us for years to conserve fuel to lessen our impact on the planet. Some of us have taken heed by walking, biking, carpooling, combining trips, or trading in our SUVs for hybrids. While you probably appreciate th...  Read more

11 Exercises That Help Decrease Knee Pain

If your knees are giving you problems, and you feel like the Tin Man from "The Wizard of Oz" when getting out of bed, you’re not alone. Nearly 50 million Americans feel the same way. Knees are the most commonly injured joints in...  Read more

Ok, it's almost midnight and I'm heading to bed...
Updated 9/6/2014 11:58:49 PM

Ok, it's almost midnight and I'm heading to bed... Tomorrow I am focusing on my nutrition and fitness. Any advice?...  Read more

raising grandkids is tough
Updated 9/2/2014 7:16:35 PM

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Daily Calorie Alotment Raised - Nothing Changed
Updated 6/19/2014 8:50:18 AM

I noticed today that my daily calorie range that I am supposed to eat within has raised, but I did not manually change anything for this increase to occur. Does SP automatically raise the intake amounts according to your work-outs over time? H...  Read more

Raising a child and living with a schitzophrenic
Updated 6/14/2014 1:05:46 PM

My struggle is truly a great one. I am always stressed out. My doctor has put me on Anti-depression medication and it seems to help a little. I have about 280 lbs to lose before I am at a healthy weight. I am constantly being sabotaged because my sig...  Read more

Been invited to Olive Garden!!!! Help!!!
Updated 5/20/2014 2:59:50 PM

My daughter's Senior prom is tonight, and her friends mother invited us to dinner at Olive Garden prior to the prom. Yikes! I love the bread sticks! Will one be too much? Should I eat just a half, or should I really test my willpower and just say No!...  Read more

Gardening some of my groceries!!

I have planted a couple of raised garden beds with all kinds of veggies, strawberries & some new things I don't normally eat. It gives me exercise and will save me money in the long run. The beds are reusable for several years!! The extra fruit & veg...  Read more

Mulching the Garden Helps Me So Much!

I have started a herb garden in addition to my veggie garden[with flowers outlining it!] and since my hubby mulched the herb garden for me, those weeds are being stifled and much LESS showing UP! So, it's off to the garden supply store to get mulch f...  Read more

Gardening

Anyone who loves gardening and wants to combine this love with their desire to be fit and healthy!...  Read more

Bigger Products for Bigger Fun

Being a larger or handicapped person is not easy. I won’t even go into the societal issues, but it is just difficult to find products that fit your lifestyle or assist you in ways that may be difficult to talk about. Well, I have researched sit...  Read more

Getting Your Kids Excited About Healthy Foods

When I was little, I had no concept of where my food came from.  I just knew that my mom went to the store and came back with lots of things for my family to eat.  I never thought about the journey my food went through to make it into the s...  Read more