It's an excuse many of us have heard or even said ourselves: I want to get fit, but I can't afford a gym membership. While a health club can be a fantastic place to work out, it's not the only way to get fit. In fact, you can enjoy a vari... Read more
The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated the Dietary Guidelines for Americans in 2005. You can easily incorporate these strategies into your everyday SparkPeople plan.
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We love them, we look forward to them, we talk about them for weeks before and weeks after – vacations. Those 1-2 weeks of the year when we get away from it all – work, responsibilities, car pools. Unfortunately, there is something el... Read more
There's little I love more than a good run or high-energy kickboxing class where you leave completely covered and dripping with sweat. There's something about being drenched that signals—to me—that I've had a really good worko... Read more
Bet you never thought you’d see the day when the federal government was the hallmark of clarity and common sense. But it just happened. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) just released th... Read more
Did not want to plagiarize it but did want to share it.
Of course I had none of the ingredients...had to do with limes, coconut H20 and kiwi's. But it stil... Read more
I have been a stay at home mom for the past four years. My daughter is now seven and in first grade. I have gained a lot of weight over those years. I want to go out and enter the job market again but I want to look and feel better about myself befor... Read more
I know this has probably been answered, but I need some input--I'm a teacher (seniors in high school), and sometimes by the end of the day I feel like I've been put through the wringer. I have to get up at 5 a.m. just to make sure... Read more
I've lost over 80 pounds all together over the past year and a half (I gained a few back this past Christmas, but 6 pounds isn't bad). I recently started going to a gym again after a two year hiatus, during which time, ironically, I lost all the weig... Read more
Order the alfredo sauce on the side and only taste the pasta. Then you'll have Cajun chicken with vegetables. When we ate out, I saw Cajun chicken & vegetable Pasta on the menu. Looked really good until I saw 'alfredo sauce'. I told our server that a... Read more
(Disclaimer: As I write this, it's 4:55 p.m. and I need a blog post for tomorrow. While I guarantee this post will entertain and delight you, don't expect anything too deep.)
When you think of aerobics, what comes to mind? Tights, thong leotards... Read more
As a fan of both Pilates and dance workouts, I have been dying to try one of the latest fitness trends: barre workouts. Many celebs (including Kelly Ripa) are reported fans of these toning workouts that combine ballet, Pilates, calisthenics and yoga... Read more
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