Losing weight and maintaining healthy habits are both challenging, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't also be rewarding. Besides the intrinsic benefits that come from feeling better and reaching new goals, rewarding yourself for your health... Read more
Do you remember the feelings you experienced when you first joined SparkPeople? You might have been nervous or excited about committing to a lifestyle change, worried about whether or not you would succeed, or overwhelmed at exploring all the tools a... Read more
Eight to twelve cups of water daily, that’s what the SparkPeople plan suggests. Whether you are having a hard time drinking that much water, or just want to drink a variety of beverages (coffee, tea, diet soda, juice), many dieters challenge an... Read more
Today, there are abundant ways to get your water. Tap water, mineral water, spring water, fitness water, water from bottles, water filters, water coolers, and the list goes on and on. What works? What are the differences among them? How... Read more
If you're new to exercise, overweight, or dealing with pain caused by an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, your doctor may have recommended that you start a low-impact workout program. But what does "low impact" really mean&... Read more
I eat a lot of fruit throughout my day (at least 5 servings/day, rounding gets me ~500 cal), which is fairly low-calorie. I take my coffee black and drink mostly water (0 cal). For extra protein, hummus, nuts, or peanut butter (~200-250 cal).... Read more
Having trouble replacing other drinks with water? Set a ratio for yourself. Start by saying you need to drink at least one glass of water per day for every non-water drink you have. Increase that to 2:1, 3:1, etc. Eventually, you can easily get in yo... Read more
We all know that water is good for you. It can help you feel fuller, it's a good replacement for sugary drinks like soda or juice, improves the look of your skin- the list is long. But did you know that drinking water might also help reduce your ri... Read more
We're (finally!) entering the home stretch of the holidays. If you've been following along with our #SparkTheSeason challenge, we hope you've been creating and sticking with goals to keep you motivated throughout the month of December. Bu... Read more
Have you ever tried to drink 8 glasses of water per day and felt.... bloated? I think our bodies are onto something. For me, the right number of glasses to drink per day ranges between 3 and 6, depending on the foods I am eating and drinking that d... Read more
Just starting out, one of my first goals is to drink 8 glasses of Water per day. I was probably drinking less than 16 oz on a good day before. Mostly drinking soda or juice or energy drinks. I plan to eliminate soda entirely from my diet. I had no i... Read more
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