We hear it all the time—you changed your habits and lost weight steadily, but after awhile, that progress halted. You’ve been stuck at the same weight for days, weeks, or even months. There’s nothing more frustrating t... 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
Depression is a mental illness, but it doesn’t just affect a person’s mind. It affects their body, their work, and their relationships with family members and friends. If you are close to a person suffering from depression, you probably k... 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
When I'm out and about doing errands shopping etc. I've had a habit of stopping at a drive in McDonalds for a drink. Well before I go out I fill up my 1 liter water bottle and sit along the way. Since I have the H2O right with me I am less likely... Read more
I don't really like the "taste" of water and so it was hard to cut out soda and get in the 8 cups of water a day, but I have found that if I add a crystal light on the go packet to 32oz of water it gives it a taste I like with no sugar and not too sw... 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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