Eight to twelve cups of water daily, that’s what the SparkPeople plan suggests. Whether you are having a hard time drinking that much water, or just want to drink a variety of beverages (coffee, tea, diet soda, juice), many dieters challenge an... Read more
When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo... Read more
You're sitting at work, and you feel yourself drifting off. Your head is bobbing, and you're minutes away from zonking out completely. Sure, you plan to hit the hay early tonight to make up for it, but you need help NOW. (Snoring or drooling... Read more
The idea that alcohol may be good for your heart has been around for a while. While moderate drinking may offer health benefits, drinking more can cause a host of health problems. So should you turn to alcohol to protect your heart? Here's what y... Read more
They go down easily and can be found anywhere and everywhere. Water, tea, milk, juice, soda, flavored waters, coffee, energy drinks, smoothies. This list touches just a few of the many categories of beverages but doesn’t even delve into the dif... Read more
I drink generally up to a quart with breakfast, then the same with dinner (if I'm eating at home), and probably 40oz of herbal tea a day at work. I generally don't have a problem but I know there are folks that do.... Read more
How often should I drink a protein shake? I just bought whey protein ,almond milk, and oikos triple zero Greek yogurt. I did three scoops of yogurt ,1 cup of almond milk ,and 1 scoop of protein. How often should I drink this concoction ?... Read more
I don't count it because I drink caffeinated coffee (decaf is a waste of good coffee, IMO) and caffeine is a diuretic (saps water out of your body, aka makes you pee a lot). Some count it for half the amount (ie, if you drink 16oz coffee, count 8oz).... Read more
For those who drink protein shakes, how many do you drink a day? I only have 1 after my workout and it only has 20 grams protein and I'm still at the lowest end of my daily protein goal. Not sure if I should take 2 or would that be too much?? :/... Read more
Keep the body cool & at proper temperature.Orally re-hydrate your body, it is an all natural isotonic beverage.Carry nutrients & oxygen to cells.Naturally replenish your body’s fluids after exercising.Raise your metabolism.Promote weight loss.Boost... Read more
It’s Friday night, you’re tired after a long, hard week, but you really want to go out with your friends and do a little partying. The solution: mix your alcohol with an “energy” drink like Red Bull or Monster. It’s the new way to have your alcohol b... Read more
One of the biggest changes I’ve made to my diet over the years was to increase the amount of water I drink. When I started working for SparkPeople over 7 years ago, I probably drank about 2 glasses of liquid a day (outside of exercise).&n... Read more
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