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
When it comes to healthy habits, you can have too much of a good thing. Fiber is good for you, but too much fiber is a major diet no-no (if you've done it, you know what I'm talking about). Even too much sleep can backfire and hurt your healt... Read more
Darn, it happened again! You’ve just tried a new facial cleanser, but instead of the healthy glow you had hoped for, your skin became red, itchy and irritated. With a sigh, you throw the cleanser into the drawer filled with all of your other be... Read more
Is it a cold or the flu? Our handy charts will quickly help you figure out what type of virus has you in its grip and help you decide how to treat the symptoms. (However, if your symptoms are severe, you may need to visit your doctor.)
Cold and... 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
I noticed when I increase my calories from 1,800 to 2,100 my bicepts have grown larger. Mind you this is with continual weight lifting and exercising every day. This is my first time trying to maintain though. I have been overweight all my live since... Read more
A couple of weeks ago I started incorporating pushups and crunches into my routine so I can get toned as I lose weight. When I started I could barely even do 3 pushups. I just did 23 and feel I can do at least another 2 sets of 8. Same with the crunc... Read more
I'm in the home stretch of my weight loss with about 25 pounds to go until I reach my ideal weight. I really want to focus on losing as much body fat as possible, while maintaining my current muscle and getting a lot more toned. How do you do this? I... Read more
This past week hasn't been the best. I ate a little more, but it was right on or a bit below my daily calorie needs so I didn't over eat. I felt very weak and sore this week. I didn't really want to do anything but still forced myself to exercise lik... Read more
So I've experienced a big weight loss the past year. I dropped from 245 down to what is now 116. However, I would like to bulk up and increase the muscle in my abdomen and arms. The hard part is that I also have an eating disorder. I tend to just eat... Read more
Today's article on the front page is about pain patches for relief of muscle pain. I have found a great method to relieve or stop sore muscles before it happens. It's called contrast therapy.You get in the shower, put the water on as cold as you can... Read more
I've been taking aerobics classes recently and working myself pretty hard, but I don't ever feel that I'm completely cooled down. I drive right home after them and take Oliver for a good walk to cool down. Three benefits: 1- A tired dog. 2-I've c... Read more
Welcome to the BEST team. The name says it ALL. ALL are welcome! We are here to ENCOURAGE , SUPPORT & MOTIVATE one another while we reach our goals. Cause isn't life better with a little BBQ SPICE?... Read more
SparkPeople member WESTENDGIRL75 recently asked this fitness question: "If I'm not sore the next day after a workout, does that mean I'm not working out hard enough? I used to get sore often, but now I [work] until I'm too tired to complete the exerc... Read more
We'll all been there. You just started working out after a long hiatus. You feel proud and accomplished, but wake up the next day feeling so stiff, sore and achy that you don't want to get out of bed! You slowly but surely get on with your day, but e... Read more
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