Let Them Eat Tangerines
Ok, so the original phrase was “Let them eat cake,” which was first spoken by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, a Genevan philosopher in his autobiography, Confessions, (no it wasn’t... Read more
New Start Page
Did you know Sparkpeople.com is getting a makeover? There's a new Start Page, and it's much more personalized than the old one. You probably have seen it already if you're reading this. I’m always open to improvements. As someone who has been ... Read more
Dealing With Bad Influences
Do you have bad influences around you that get in the way of your progress? If you say yes, then you’re not alone. It’s a common problem for people on a regime to eat hea... Read more
A Spoonful of Salt
Last night, I was reading a health report that indicated that we should limit our intake of salt to no more than one teaspoon per day. When you hear it, it doesn’t actual... Read more
So I ran across a Sparkpeople recipe, and my first reaction was, “You’ve got to be kidding me.”
But then, being an open-minded guy, I decided to give it a try. T... Read more
Staying On Track
How do you stay on track? I don’t have to tell you how difficult it is to follow your eating plan and stay on target with your goals. I’m probably one of the most regi... Read more
Sparkpeople.com has sponsored recently-released oldies cardio workout music. I’m very particular when it comes to my cardio because I love my treadmill and like to do card... Read more
I haven’t posted here in quite a while. I've been a busy bee, though I've still maintained my healthy lifestyle during my Sparkpeople.com absence. Conversations I have had... Read more
Exercise and Healthy Skin
With all the many health benefits that exist from exercise, I have been reading recently about another one I didn’t know about. Did you know that exercise has been known to help acne, blackheads, rosacea, and other skin problems? Who knew? Ap... Read more
Are You Like Michael?
Michael lost 12 pounds over the last 6 weeks. He was excited about his progress, even though he still has a long way to go. He attributes his success to following primarily a plant-based diet. But he began to get a little worried when two friend... Read more
Missing in Action
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been noticing the number of my SP friends who have been missing in action. I realize that we lead busy lives, as I certainly do. But I also notice that those people who are consistent with SP and who keep up wi... Read more
Are You B12 Deficient?
Many people who change their diets and begin eating more healthfully often end up with a deficiency in B12, an essential vitamin for optimal health. B12 is common among red meats, poultry, fish, and dairy. But if you want to cut down on you... Read more
What Is Gout?
What is Gout?
I always wondered about gout but never took time to learn about it. When I was very young, that's a term I always heard but never fully understood it. My dad has it. My grandfather had it. Several living and now deceased peo... Read more
Exercise At Your Desk!
A lot of people with desk jobs sometimes say they don’t get the chance to exercise the way they want to. I can relate, because I sit behind a desk all day. So, I know it can be a challenge. However, I have been researching some simple exercis... Read more
If you’ve ever thought of taking a Spinning class, I recommend it. I am in a class at my gym two days a week, and I love the results I’m seeing. Many gyms will let you sign up for the classes they offer (for a fee, of course) without actually ... Read more