Everyone knows that athletes must plan and time their meals and snacks very carefully to reach their performance goals. But what about the rest of us? You try to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Do you have to be careful ab... Read more
What do you do when you don’t achieve the weight loss results you’re looking for?
Do you resolve to cut calories even more, try harder to resist temptations, or log extra treadmill time? These ideas could work—if you’ve b... 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
Would you believe me if I told you that knowing the answer to one simple question could improve your chances for weight loss success by up to 100%? Well, it’s true. Here’s the question:
Which of the following is the single most impor... Read more
Eight to twelve cups of water daily, that’s what the SparkPeople plan suggests. Whether you are having a hard time drinking that much water, or just want to drink a variety of beverages (coffee, tea, diet soda, juice), many dieters challenge an... Read more
There aren't any magical solutions out there -- THRIVE is just another marketing scheme, which is why for friend is pressuring you. Your friend may even believe in the product, but really all it will do for you is lighten your pockets.... Read more
I think the best solution is to just stay away from soda. Of course, I know that is easier said than done. I do like my Dr. Pepper every now and then, but I NEVER drink diet soda. (partly because I just don't like it...ick). 20... Read more
Since the weather is really hot sometimes water alone is not enough when you're doing activities that make you sweat a lot. I found Powerade Zero which has electrolytes and has zero calories. I drink some of it when hiking in the heat along with wa... Read more
Third shift works against your body in being healthy. Your situation has unique challenges. We hope this is the most important team you join and that you find the solutions, support and fun you need.... Read more
Early last week my colleague and dailySpark.com editor Stepfanie Romine, sent me an idea for a blog about using pickle juice as a electrolyte replacement source for exercisers . She actually stumbled across the idea from one of the comments left on... Read more
Many runners plan out their daily health routines down to the nth degree. However, even though you are seeing your desired results on the outside, you may not be doing everything you can to ensure your body is being properly cared for on the in... Read more
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