When you're serious about your training and your fitness goals, you're no stranger to tough workouts. You know that you have to put in the hard work to get the results you want.
But whether you’re training for a specific even... Read more
Pain is a real, well, pain! How many times have you been gung-ho to start a new workout routine only to feel like you've been hit by a ton of bricks on day two? Something as simple as walking down the stairs can feel like torture. Most of us have... Read more
We’ve all heard that a combination of diet and regular exercise is the best way to lose weight and keep it off long term.
For some of us, common sense dictates that the more you work out—and the higher the int... Read more
Your diet may be the missing link in your training plan. Here are some common nutrition mistakes that many athletes and exercise enthusiasts make that can negatively affect performance. (Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with the solutio... Read more
Running a marathon can be one of the greatest and most challenging experiences of your life. I can’t say that I always love training for these races, but the feeling of accomplishment I experience when I cross the finish line is lik... Read more
Does anyone buy some of the drinks on the market that are supposed to replace a meal? I have thought about having some on hand and was wondering if anyone has a favorite or if anyone has done any research on them?... Read more
ave been drinking smoothies for breakfast but I'm new to all of this. I have used the recipe calculator to calculate the nutritional information but im not sure if my smoothie is where it should be. Its 230 calories, 45 carbs, 2 fat and 10 g protein... Read more
I really don't like to drink water and I really don't like to eat, but I really hate being over weight. I can deal with the water but just wish I could find things that I liked that could just give me what I need with just a handful of things.... Read more
I am 26 and dont have kids, my fiance and I like to go out and drink and stay out late. If you are a drinker, how do you keep within your calorie count and still stay healthy? I dont drink too too much, but when I do, I dont want calorie intake in th... Read more
New York Times Phys Ed columnist Gretchen Reynolds says The Ultimate Post-Workout Beverage: Use chocolate milk to replenish sugars after an intense workout. Reynolds calls it an "ideal recovery beverage" because it has the right ratio of carbs and pr... Read more
Running 3 min on treadmill, recovery 1 1/2 min, repeat 3 min run followed by 1 1/2 min recovery for 30 min. 3 times a week for 2 weeks. It helps to break a weight loss plateau. Plus you get a great cardio workout in a short amt of time.... Read more
Six weeks from today, I, along with 11 of my fellow SparkPeople running pals of the Sparkin' Hood to Coast Team, will be participating in one of the most prestigious long distance relays in the world--The Hood to Coast Relay. The relay begins on the... Read more
Nutrition and sports professionals study every nutrient combination to look for just the right competitive edge. Post workout recovery was critical for Michael Phelps in his record setting Olympics performance, too. Well, this year's Olympics may jus... Read more
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