A cool wind whipped around me as I crested the final hill along my running route. "Ah, relief!" I thought, pulling my dripping T-shirt away from my skin. This will cool me off. But instead of making me feel refreshed, the wind chilled me to... Read more
You probably already know why you want to work out, whether it's to lose weight, build muscle or live a longer, healthier life. But the how might be a little harder to pinpoint. If you're not sure where to start, or if you've stalled... Read more
In this video, Coach Nicole explains why you should take advantage of SparkPeople's most popular Community Resources. Learn how to find and use SparkPages, SparkTeams, and Message Boards.
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In this video, Coach Nicole explains how to use your Nutrition Tracker. Learn how to find your free, customized Food Tracker and Meal Plans, how to turn your meal plans off and on, how to add food, how to track calories and other nutrients, and... Read more
In addition to storing your fruits and veggies properly, it's good to know approximately how long the fresh stuff will last. Plan your trip to the grocery or farmer's market accordingly so that your foods are at the peak of freshness when you... Read more
This is my first post with Spark People. I used this app in the past but never tried the forums and reaching out for friends, support or motivation. Anyone who has a significant amount of weight to lose and wants a buddy, please friend. #friendfinder... Read more
I have changed my eating habits (smaller portions, less white bread), stopped drinking soda (used to drink 14-18 a day, no food after 6pm and running every other day 2 miles. And I have not dropped one single pound or inches... Read more
This is mi first time using this app. I've decided to start my weight loss journey and I started this morning at 430am I've done good so far. I haven't had any pop or coffee only water. #tryingtothinkpositive... Read more
If you're buying a beach umbrella, tent, sun hat or similar item, choose something red, blue, violet, lavender or pink. A recent study of identical fabrics in different colors reveals that these hues filter the most UV rays, according to the journal... Read more
I started drinking NHIs a last spring. "An infusion is a large amount of herb brewed for a long time. Typically, one ounce by weight (about a cup by volume) of dried herb is placed in a quart jar which is then filled to the top with boiling water, ti... Read more
CONTEST CLOSED: Congratulations JBEDFORD0, and TTELRACS! How is 2012 going for you? Are you feeling inspired? Motivated? Strong? Healthy? Happy? Are you still committed to the goals you set for yourself for the new year? If so, congratulations! You... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com.
By Cathy Cram, M.S.
This second blog in a three-part series on treatments for menopausal hot flashes focuses on alternative options.... Read more
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