Summer is the season for fresh produce—from your garden, the local farmers market, or nearby farms. It can be so tempting to buy in bulk—after all, you've waited all year for the perfect strawberry or tomato—and when you grow yo... Read more
Even if you are not a potato chip and pretzel junkie, you’re probably eating more salt than you realize. Sodium, the main ingredient in table salt, can hide in places you don’t suspect, like in ketchup, frozen dinners, instant hot cereals... Read more
When was the last time you ate naked? No, I’m not talking about that pizza you ate in bed last weekend, so please put your pants back on.
I’m talking about whipping up lunch or dinner without condiments, sauces or the other extras we... Read more
You consume sodium every single day, and that's a good thing! Our bodies need sodium to help maintain water and mineral balances and blood volume. But too much of a good thing (sodium in this case) can have negative effects on your health, such a... Read more
For years, battling high blood pressure meant throwing out the salt shaker and throwing on the sweatpants. We now know that there’s more to the picture.
Exercise and maintaining a healthy weight have always been powerful tools for managing... Read more
I want to gain weight. I have created a Diet Plan, but I still need some Proteins.
The following is my Diet Plan:
3x 300g Rice with something
3 Chicken Legs
3 Eggs (Omelette, etc.)
3... Read more
So i just started 4 days ago and have not cheated at all..i find nights very difficult as i crave sweets or something to snack on and dont want anymore veggies at end of the day..any ideas for sweets to have or ideas for breakfasts im so tired of egg... Read more
Make small changes to your diet and find a good seated workout you can follow at home. If you're a member of a rec center/YMCA (or have one nearby), see if they offer classes for people with mobility issues, or water aerobics if you like swimming.... Read more
I wake up if I need water; I usually keep a bottle beside my bed, so I don't have to get up. The only reason I'd be hungry in the middle of the night is if I had a stomach bug the previous day and was starting to feel better before morning.... Read more
I don't use the full amount of salt, called for in the recipe, while the food is cooking. It is so much easier, for the individual to add the amount of salt, or other seasonings, to their own plate, without overdoing, for someone else, that might be... Read more
Most Americans are encouraged to consume less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium each day. With certain disease conditions such as hypertension or congestive heart failure, 2,000 milligrams or less is encouraged. However, the average adult American take... Read more
Early last week my colleague and dailySpark.com editor Stepfanie Romine, sent me an idea for a blog about using pickle juice as a electrolyte replacement source for exercisers . She actually stumbled across the idea from one of the comments left on... Read more
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