Everyone has an idea in their head when it comes to looking their fittest and healthiest. For some, it's fitting perfectly into a certain outfit, or walking on the beach in a bikini with total confidence. For others, it may mean seeing a defined... Read more
Protein is one of those “magic” nutrients—the kind that can help you stay full and satisfied, even when you’re watching calories and portion sizes. If you’re struggling to meet your daily protein goals, adding real-food,... Read more
"Cheating" is the act of deceiving others or being dishonest. The word conjures up images of copying someone else's answers during an exam, fudging your taxes, or counting cards. Needless to say, these are not positive activities.... Read more
Remember when you were a kid and claimed that your dog ate your homework, when really you just didn't get around to writing your book report? Of course, your teacher knew you were fibbing. While most of us are past blaming the dog instead of taki... Read more
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
Fitbit vs. Runtastic.... I have been using both to track my running distance. Fitbit consistently tracks me at a l longer distance ., most recent 5.15 miles with Fitbit vs. 4.32 with Runtastic. Both on a non dominant arm. Which is right?... Read more
I need help motivating to focus on my macros vs sheer caloric intake. I know nutrient balance is key to overall health but every day my macros are heavy in carbs and light in protein. Suggestions?... Read more
I have been a member of SPARKPEOPLE off and on for the last six years. My initial motivation was to increase my consumption of water and track my exercise minutes. I was also fortunate to take a vacation to Paris, France where I walked the Eiffel Tow... Read more
If you haven't been in a gym recently you may be surprised to see trainers and fitness enthusiasts incorporating many new gadgets into their workout routines to help keep their training fresh and challenging. Having covered kettlebells, BOSU trai... Read more
I can't remember how I first heard about the TRX suspension trainer, but this portable piece of workout equipment caught my eye a few years ago. I continued to see it make appearances on shows like "The Biggest Loser" and in my fitness magazines, so... Read more
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