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
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
We’ve all heard that a combination of diet and regular exercise is the best way to lose weight and keep it off long term.
For some of us, common sense dictates that the more you work out—and the higher the int... Read more
Depression is a mental illness, but it doesn’t just affect a person’s mind. It affects their body, their work, and their relationships with family members and friends. If you are close to a person suffering from depression, you probably k... 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
my assignment today was to share "sneaky ways to get in water." Since I enjoy water, I don't sneak it in. I drink water with every meal, whether I eat in our out. When dining out I ask for lemon with my water. I try to keep those tea or crystal l... Read more
Just curious to see what everyone likes and what interesting blends come up.
This morning I had a plain cup of white monkey. Light and floral, but a little bit of a grassy, dry finish.
This evening I just brewed a blend that's new to me - f... Read more
I am supposed to go to a Mexican restaurant with a group of ladies I used to work with on Friday. Fun right? Well of course but those dang Margaritas are so tempting! I would like to have a few drinks with these ladies but I don't want to ruin ever... Read more
I never liked to drink water, so now what I do is I bought a glass pitcher with an infuser, or any pitcher will do. Fill it with water and slice lemons, limes, oranges (organic of course) or pineapple and straberries or any fruit, and let it sit ove... Read more
When I first began to track my water intake, I found it difficult to drink all eight cups of water. My first strategy was to drink all eight cups in the morning since I exercise then and donīt have many interruptions till kids get back from school. B... Read more
Skim Milk is reccommended by just about everyone and it is just about perfect after a workout to help you recover and to provide portein to your tired muscles. I mix 1 cup milk with 1 pack stevia and 1 teas vanilla! Tastes like Vanilla Ice cream!... 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
I just finished the October issue of Fitness, which had a great article on Alternative Energy: Do Energy Gels and Supplements Really Work? It's a question we get on the Message Boards all the time. And while I'm not the one to ask about nutrition (I'... 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
I met with a recommended personal trainer since I've been having some annoying issues with my feet during workouts. Within an hour he figured out what my problem is and gave me some heel stretches and glute exercises to work on. Grumble...Gr... Read more
A friend of mine did a half marathon and had some Endurox R4 left over that he gave me. I used it for the first time Sunday after my run, and then again today. I don't really feel any different... but this is this first time I've ever played with a r... Read more
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