Ready for a little experiment? Grab that jar of sugar, a measuring spoon, a plate and a can of regular soda. Then, dump one teaspoon of sugar onto the plate. Repeat this nine more times. Do you know what you have, besides a mess? The amount of sugar... Read more
People love routine. There’s comfort in doing the same things and knowing exactly what to expect—no surprises, no fear, no thinking required. And sometimes, routine can be a very good thing.
But when it co... 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
Running is one of the fastest growing amateur sports among men and women of all ages. Read how to get started on your own quest to becoming a runner.
It doesn’t surprise me that more people are running for cardio exercise these days. Accor... Read more
A dessert. An antidepressant. A favorite indulgence. Since its discovery thousands of years ago, chocolate has become many things to many people. The Mayan people crushed the seeds of the chocolate (cacao) tree and mixed them with spices to make a fr... Read more
Ate some solid food tonight! I couldn't hack the liquid mush anymore. lol (All pun intended) hahaha Just had a small amount of a very skimpy tuna melt. It felt good to have something more filling, and keeping it down!... Read more
1 solid week without pop. Today I wanted one and I didn't give in. I had a water instead. I gave up pop about 3-4 weeks ago; however, I slip because pop is free at work. I decided to find an alternate and I'm doing much better.... Read more
Hello, I am new to Spark People and hoping that it will help me get out of the funk that I am in. I currently weigh 190 pounds and am 5'6. I am pretty solid and have a lot of muscle but also a lot of fat in the abdomen, upper thighs, butt area. Fo... Read more
Since the weather is really hot sometimes water alone is not enough when you're doing activities that make you sweat a lot. I found Powerade Zero which has electrolytes and has zero calories. I drink some of it when hiking in the heat along with wa... Read more
The health benefits of juicing far exceed those of eating solids only. Treat your body to concentrated living enzymes & nutrition that speed healing and release of fat and toxins. Please Come Join Us!... 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
Whether you’re training for a 10K, competing in an all-day marathon, or simply running after a long day at work, you're bound to get hungry somewhere along the way. If you're competing, you definitely don't want to stop to eat for... Read more
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