A couple decades ago, juicing was something that only overzealously health-conscious people did. You just knew someone was into healthy living if he or she owned a juicer or drank fresh juice regularly. Today, it's much more popular. People... Read more
We all know we should be eating our fruits and vegetables. You’ve probably heard the recommendations for meeting a 5-a-day quota, or seen the USDA’s recommendation to fill half of your plate with fruits and veggies during each meal. And y... Read more
It’s a classic question with no right or wrong answer. If you want an effective strength training workout, should you use free weights or machines? Which option will help you reach your goals? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice... Read more
Getting your recommended daily allowance of fruits (1/2 to 2 cups) and vegetables (2-1/2 to 3 cups) is no small feat—especially when you don't have a lot of extra time to prep and cook all that produce. That's one reason why smoothies h... Read more
There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to accomplish everything you need to do. And it can feel like an added stressor when you are trying to integrate healthy habits into your already hectic schedule. But if you make time for he... Read more
Forget machines, do free weights. Ask for an orientation from one of the gym trainers. I do a full-body workout 3x/week. Free weights are better because you have to use all your muscles to stabilize while lifting, you don't with machines.... Read more
I don't know if anyone else has this problem but when I go to adjust a machine at the gym for my height, I can never get the thing to budge. Out of the three machines that I tried to adjust today there was only one that moved, and it actually moved r... Read more
At gym: Goal is to burn 300 calories in 39 minutes or less combining walking fast, walking on incline, jogging and jogging on incline. My friend Aimee and I challenge ourselves to see who finishes first and once done we usually keep going! Week 2,... Read more
This team is for anyone with an interest in living healthier through incorporating weight training by using free weights, weight machines, cardio techniques or other equipment such as medicine balls.... Read more
Want to know the easiest way to drop a few pounds? Stop drinking sugary beverages, according to a recent study. In a study of 810 adults from across the States, researchers found that liquid calories are a bigger problem than food when it comes to we... Read more
Back in high school, I had a pretty standard lunch. Without fail, I'd eat a cereal bar, a piece of fruit (a banana, an apple or some grapes), and some whole-wheat pretzels. While it wasn't exactly balanced--or filling, it did keep me from succumbing... Read more
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