You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
Everyone has an idea in their head when it comes to looking their fittest and healthiest. For some, it's fitting perfectly into a certain outfit, or walking on the beach in a bikini with total confidence. For others, it may mean seeing a defined... Read more
Protein is one of those “magic” nutrients—the kind that can help you stay full and satisfied, even when you’re watching calories and portion sizes. If you’re struggling to meet your daily protein goals, adding real-food,... Read more
"Cheating" is the act of deceiving others or being dishonest. The word conjures up images of copying someone else's answers during an exam, fudging your taxes, or counting cards. Needless to say, these are not positive activities.... Read more
Fitness infomercials promise a lot: dramatic weight-loss, big results, a six pack in 30 days! But unfortunately, most of them do not deliver on those promises. When those ads are so intriguing and believable, how do you know which new products delive... Read more
A certain beverage company I shall not name is switching from aspartame to splenda (sucralose) in august of this year. You can do the research.
One online website stated it was like switching chairs on the titanic. Splenda (sucralose) is already... Read more
Has anyone tried P90x or is anyone doing it now? I started it this week with the Lean routine for faster weight loss. I gotta say I enjoy it so far even though it is tough. I can't wait for the results to show.... Read more
When I look at the calorie count of a fresh egg vs hard boiled eggs, theres a difference of about 40ish calories. Be it here on sparkpeople, my fitness pal, web md. Theres a difference in the calorie content of hard boiled vs fresh eggs.
I'm t... Read more
i am type 2 diabetic trying to come up with an eating plan that will help me control my bood sugar.
i love whole grains but i am reading from some sources we should be gluten free to help with diabetes.
so confused...........maybe the True answer... Read more
When I began exercising, there were so many programs I wanted to try! We'd go broke purchasing every single workout DVD out there, right? So, instead of buying them, I get them free on YouTube. Although not every program is there, you can find severa... Read more
Meet Chris Kramer, a SparkPeople.com member (username ChrisKenandkids) who lost 73 pounds! Here's how she did it. Plus, find out how she fuels up for her favorite sport: tae kwon do. How old are you? 43 How long have you been a Spar... Read more
Contest closed! The winner is:KHTERRYCongratulations!Are you still dragging your feet on strength training? You're not alone--many people tend to skimp on the weights in favor of calorie-torching cardio. However, while cardio is excellent for wei... Read more
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