Depending on where you live, weather conditions can vary greatly throughout the year. If you enjoy exercising outdoors, the different seasons certainly bring their share of joys and sorrows. Who wouldn’t enjoy walking, running, or biking on a w... Read more
It makes perfect sense. Instead of driving to work and back each day—which uses gas and does absolutely nothing for your rear or your stress level—you bike your way to work, miss the traffic, burn some calories, get an energy boost, and s... Read more
The weather outside is frightful-- but that pond in your neighborhood is delightful. Frozen solid now, it offers all kinds of possibilities for winter sports that’ll keep you trim until springtime. What’s more, if you take to the ice... Read more
Eat chicken soup. Bump up your vitamin C intake. Don’t step outside with wet hair. Each year as cold and flu season approaches, you probably hear these common tricks for avoiding illness. However, not all of the prevailing wisdom about viral in... Read more
My monthly weight loss support group sat around looking rather dismal at the first meeting following an unexpected autumn snowstorm. Winter was arriving sooner than anticipated, and my group voiced worrying thoughts about how they'd st... Read more
Just officially started my health journey today for my mind body heart soul & spirit. Thought it would be best to "really" start when I'm mentally physically & spiritually ready tht way I'm guaranteed to succeed. Will track calories everyday.... Read more
Today I begin my path to health and strength. This is in honor of the strongest person I know, my sister. Today is her first chemo treatment. I am angry and sad she doesn't deserve this but I am going to give her as much strength as I can! Love you!... Read more
We've learned a number of ways to keep our food safe and healthful here at Spark.Another thing I learned years ago about food was:When in doubt, throw it out!Don't take a chance with your health safety by using or eating a food you have ANY questions... Read more
About every 6 months, or when anything has changed, scan fronts & backs of credit cards, health cards, driver's license, checks, & other important papers you carry with you. Keep a copy in a safe place at home & 1 in a safety deposit box. If your p... Read more
When the temperature drops, so can your motivation to get outside and get moving. So how do you resist the temptation to stay curled up under a blanket until spring arrives? According to a poll of SparkPeople.com members, 76% of exerciser... Read more
With much of the country experiencing unseasonably colder temperatures, as well as snow and ice this winter, these conditions can make it more of a challenge to hit the trails to get in your daily run in, especially when it would be so much easier... Read more
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