It's blamed for a host of ailments: headaches, digestive distress, weight gain, poor immune function, hormonal disruption, and even behavioral problems in children. But does gluten, the natural-occurring protein found in wheat, barley, rye and so... Read more
Pasta is such a versatile food, it’s no wonder it’s so popular. A survey conducted by the National Pasta Association found that 77% of Americans eat pasta at least once per week. Used as a side dish or main entree, eaten hot or cold, topp... Read more
I have a wallet made of hemp. Although I’ve seen some very fashionable hemp accessories, mine’s really old and not very cute, but I can’t justify buying a new one until it wears out. I guess I’ve learned firsthand that hemp fi... Read more
You walk into your local grocery or convenience store and inevitably stumble upon a sea of energy bars. Feeling somewhat overwhelmed by the plethora of health claims, you quickly buy an eye-catching bar with an appealing flavor. But did you really ge... Read more
When you need some protein in a pinch, these grab-and-go snacks will do the trick! All of these filling options are easily transportable for a quick energy boost, anytime and anywhere. Whether you prefer sweet, savory, light or hearty, there's a... Read more
Hello my fellow Sparkers,
I'd like to hear your suggestions of free exercise routines/ideas that you enjoy.
Today I stumbled upon the **Fitness Blender** YouTube video series and put me to some serious work. It's a H.I.I.T. series for all... Read more
the famous adage, refers to the idea that it's impossible for a man to get something for nothing.
(getting on my soapbox)
This same adage applies to weight loss. There is no magic pill, magic body wrap or corset, super secret psychotherapy,... Read more
Hey there Sparkpeople....
I am one of those on people with an on again off again relationship with spark people. I am trying to get used to using the site on a daily basis. I have goals I want to achieve. Weightloss being one. I have weeks wher... Read more
Okay, so I know that is not the greatest breakfast in the world, but I woke up with NO time to spare before starting my line dance class. My question is: do I count the blueberries as a fruit serving to help make my 5 for the day, or do I just take... Read more
The Start page "More Tracking" section can be configured to track 2 out of the three wellness categories, Mood and Stress Levels, but not Energy Levels. Making this tracker available to the tracing options on the Start page (and in the app) would mak... Read more
You know the drill – by the time the late afternoon rolls around, you’re starving and the office candy jar starts looking better and better. Save yourself the temptation and try one of these simple, healthy, and satisfying portable snack... Read more
In March, I ran a half marathon with a friend whose 6-year-old-son has Celiac Disease. We ran to benefit Team Gluten Free, a fundraising program that provides a simple way for recreational athletes to raise awareness about this disease. Since my... Read more
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