Caffeine: Most of us can't get through the day without it. Whether brewing a fresh pot of coffee in the morning, enjoying lunch with a refreshing can of cola, or recharging in the afternoon with an energy drink, we have many routines and food rit... Read more
We've all seen the flashy cans of energy drinks crowding the shelves at gas stations and grocery stores. From students to sports stars, it seems like everyone has used an energy supplement to up their game at some point. But what exactly puts the... Read more
Whether you drink it as a hot beverage to ward off Old Man Winter or iced to cool off on a hot summer day, tea is an invigorating drink that people around the world consume in copious amounts. In America alone, each person drinks approximately 155 cu... Read more
Headaches can be frustrating, popping up when you're tense, stressed, dehydrated or otherwise unbalanced. It's easy to blame them on the obvious culprits: a late night, a skipped meal or an insane work schedule. But some of your healthiest ha... Read more
Often described as an intense throbbing or pulsing in one specific area of the head, a migraine headache is a condition that can't--and shouldn't--be ignored. This severe headache can last for a few hours or up to several days. People who suf... Read more
I have been with Spark for 11 days and just had my weekly weigh in. In the past 7 days I have only lost 0.7kg.
I dont understand what I am doing wrong; I am sticking to my calories (around 1300 per day) and I am walking for exercise every... Read more
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I am 5' short and 260 lbs and I have 2 very bad knees that have me on disability.
Surgery is not a possibility due to no insurance so I endure the bone on bone pain
but it don't stop me from exercising ...I use to walk slow but... Read more
I just read an article in Consumer's Reports that recommends 24-35 grams of protein for breakfast to keep blood sugar levels more stable throughout the day. I usually have either a smoothie or oatmeal for breakfast and fall short of this range. Wha... Read more
Hello, I know that the use of artificial sweeteners has been said to be unhealthy, but just how unhealthy is it? Between sweetening my coffee and certain foods, like cold cereal, I use a LOT of Splenda--like at least 1-2 cups per day. I can't afford... Read more
Take a "Caffeine Nap"Never heard of a caffeine nap? You down a cup of coffee right before you take a 15-minute nap. The 15 minutes is long enough for the caffeine to take effect, and your nap is short enough that you don't wake up groggy. Click here... Read more
If your goal is to decrease and/or eliminate the caffeine in coffee, try easing into that goal with part decaf and part regular coffee. I use high quality (bold) decaf with half mild regular coffee. That way I get some caffeine and avoid caffeine wit... Read more
A few years ago you could pick up almost any running or fitness magazine and read about the benefits of consuming caffeine prior to running or exercising. Runners, just like many of you, like to take a swig of their favorite caffeinated beverage befo... Read more
Recently my teenage son and I found ourselves killing time at the grocery store while waiting for the pharmacy to fill a prescription. Surrounded by an array of protein supplements and energy drinks, my typical "tell mom only what is absol... Read more
I have stuck to 1 mug of coffee, 3 mugs of tea, a peppermint tea and a Twinings Digestif Tea today. I have matched each one, volume for volume, with water and drunk at least 8 glasses of water in total.
Last night I fell asleep quickly, got up o... Read more
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