Hiking isn’t just a great way to get fit: For many, it’s a way to reconnect with nature, reap the health benefits of the great outdoors and even embark on a spiritual journey. Given the diversity of our country’s terrain--from the h... Read more
Cool evenings, hillsides bursting with color, re-discovering your favorite pair of worn jeans…it just doesn't get much better than fall. One of the best things about this time of year is that it's a perfect opportunity to get outsi... Read more
Some people have the time, skill and foresight to plan and prepare healthy meals, and the willpower and knowledge to make smart food choices away from home. But for many others, deciphering nutritional information and consuming the right ratio of fat... Read more
Dating isn’t easy. In the beginning stages, deciding what to wear, where to go, and whether you should or shouldn't kiss can be stressful. Then, once you start to get more serious, you have big decisions to make, such as whether to be exclu... Read more
If you’ve ever tried to break a bad habit, health-related or otherwise, you know how difficult it can be. Every morning, you awake to a daunting, gut-wrenching choice: to commit to change or to fall short of your goals. Those of you who have ta... Read more
Before I joined Sparkpeople, one of my friends told me that the best diet was the "plate diet" -- which would help you make the right food and portion decisions. Sparkpeople's diet suggestions seem to fall closely within this very general diet, and... Read more
I used to drink a lot of diet pepsi thinking it was not bad for weightloss at all since there's no sugar, no sodium, etc in it. I had gotten serious about dieting and exercising, yet I was not seeing the results I wanted. I quit drinking diet soda... Read more
As the weather gets hot and steamy in the summer, you probably wear lighter clothing, shift what you eat and make sure to apply sunscreen frequently. What often gets overlooked is what to drink. Staying well-hydrated not only quenches your thirst, bu... Read more
There were lots of foods and drinks that came quite easy for me to give up when I started this journey, with one exception--DIET COKE. I had always been a big fan of diet drinks from way back in the days when TAB and Fresca were considered the quinte... Read more
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