I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis... Read more
After slowing down to an unexplained stop for the 147th time in the space of 2 miles, I decided that I hated the world. Surrounding me were an ocean of maddening brake lights, rain pelting the windshield and thousands of tons of steel and fiberglass... Read more
I love motivational quotes. One of my favorites is, “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re probably right!” I believe that there is a lot of truth to that statement. As a runner, I know that if I focus on the fatigue... Read more
Medicine balls are a great way to exercise any area of your body, whether upper, lower, or core. There are different sized exercise balls from 2-12, that you can use for numerous different exercises.
Medicine ball training is suitable for... Read more
We live in a culture that's always on the go. We are constantly plugged in to the Internet and are accessible to everyone all the time. We eat in our cars, rushing from must-dos to have-tos. We get in to the office early. We stay late. We take ca... Read more
I thought this was interesting. I personally have never understood why there is such controversy over GMO foods. Anyway, I thought this was a neat article and feel free to take of it what you want.
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2 014... Read more
My name is Mel and I'm not exactly new to SparkPeople. About two years ago I was using this site and I had lost 54 pounds! But since it was a "diet" I figured I had accomplished my goals and now I could go back to old habits. Well, i... Read more
Any tips on tracking your food? I know it's an important step to figure out where my calories are coming from, but I just can't seem to get my act together to do this. No matter how motivated I am in the morning, by the evening the motivation is go... Read more
As part of a special Amazon Buck Books promotion, until midnight tonight you can get a Kindle copy of Death by Food Pyramid for just 99 cents. This is an excellent book. She doesn't just look at the studies, she actually in many cases digs through th... Read more
I'm an active, happy woman who wants to shed a couple of extra pounds. I'm using a technique that seems to work really well so far. Its making a short positive encouraging message to myself that I listen to a few times a day (especially when... Read more
Rosie O'Donnell recently began eating better, because she has had some health issues and realized how destructive her eating was in the long run. She looks at every piece of food before she eats and thinks "Will this kill me?" or "Will this prolong m... Read more
From our partners at Woman's DayBy Dining out is one of the biggest challenges for dieters. Menus are designed to lure you in, and studies have shown that simply seeing or smelling food can erode the steeliest resolve (it’s hard to resist o... Read more
It used to be that bigger was better in the fast food world. Now that more of us are watching our wallets and our waistlines, the value menu and snack-size portions are all the rage at the fast-food giants. Four of the big chains--Burger King, KFC, M... Read more
Found this on fitnea.com while I was reading newsweek online and thought it was eye opening. Make sure you read the last one....wowza.
10 Worst Fast Food Meals You Can Eat
If you are one of those people who just crave for fast food mea... Read more
It is not often that I find myself eating breakfast at a fast food outlet, but it does happen. I thought this Web MD slide show informative.
http://www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-b est-and-worst-fast-food-breakfasts?ecd =wnl_wlw_09191... Read more
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