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
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
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
Does anybody know anything about juicing and calories? Like if I juice a 70 calorie apple is it still the same calories? I know on juicing cleanses you can do unlimited veggies/fruit but I'm only drinking one a day and I like to add flax and protein.... Read more
"They sell juices in 16- or 20-ounce bottles out of a vending machine," notes Bazzano. So it's not hard to get more than two servings in one bottle."We saw an increased risk for orange and grapefruit juice, but it was strongest for apple juice," add... Read more
I used to be a soda addict. Now, I prefer fresh juices and smoothies to anything else! They are so much healthier, frutier, and don't have any of the nasty sugar and acid from soda. I used to go to vending machines all the time, but now, I take it in... 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 wei... 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
I re-watched the documentary "Sick, Fat and nearly dead" last night. It recharged me to the extent that I will have one green juice per day to start and a fruit/spinach smoothie.
That will leave me room for my salad and a protein. I went several mo... Read more
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