Ever watched an Olympic track star, gravity-defying gymnast or pro football player and wondered "What's their secret?" Sure, there are those minor details of natural talent, dogged perseverance and countless hours of training—but... Read more
These days, protein is a powerful word. So powerful that more and more food companies are boasting about the protein content of their foods and manufacturing newer protein-rich products to meet our demands for the essential nutrient. Why? Ask the ave... Read more
Congratulations on your engagement, and welcome to SparkPeople, America's most active weight-loss and healthy living website! This article will introduce you to some of the SparkPeople features that can help you lose weight, get fit, tone up, and... Read more
Welcome to SparkPeople, America's most active weight-loss and healthy living website! This article will introduce you to all of the SparkPeople features that can help adults manage type 2 diabetes, including our Spark*D Diabetes Management Progra... Read more
We hear it all the time—you changed your habits and lost weight steadily, but after awhile, that progress halted. You’ve been stuck at the same weight for days, weeks, or even months. There’s nothing more frustrating t... Read more
With my current weights I experience muscle fatigue at 12-15 reps per set. However I never experience next day soreness. I know what that feels like because I once walked up & down several steps at a scenic site & I definitely felt it for the next co... Read more
So I am trying to figure out an optimal workout schedule. My idea right now is to do three days of 1 hour cardio sessions and 3 days of weights/muscle training sessions each week, with a day of rest. I would alternate the cardio days and the... Read more
I fill in what I've eaten on my nutrition planner right after I eat lunch. I've found that this way, I can keep a close eye on the nutrition values and plan accordingly for my evening meal. Whether I've eaten more than normal for breakfast and lunch,... Read more
A team to meet others that have had WLS and planning or trying to maintain weight after being post-op for years. All is welcome friends and family too. Our path on this journey never ends.... Read more
By Chalene JohnsonProbably the most common question I get when I release a new exercise program is, "Help! I'm gaining weight! Am I doing something wrong?" This is a common phenomenon with any new exercise program, such as Turbo Kick, T... Read more
A Consumer Reports review in the July issue highlights their recent laboratory findings regarding protein drinks. They tested fifteen drinks using an outside laboratory and discovered some disturbing results. Since we previously provided a review of... Read more
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