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
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
Some people have the time, skill and foresight to plan and prepare healthy meals, and the willpower and knowledge to make smart food choices away from home. But for many others, deciphering nutritional information and consuming the right ratio of fat... Read more
The idea that placing dishes of raw onions around the home would stave off illness dates back to the massive flu outbreak of 1919. The thinking went that halved onions could absorb germs. Even though that particular onion "fact" is merely a... Read more
Choosing healthy foods is an important part of eating right, but cooking them in a healthful way is another huge part. For example, zucchini can take on two completely different forms when it's quickly sautéed in olive oil versus battered... Read more
Can anyone explain how this works?
Right now my settings are:
1. Fitbit is synced with SP
2. Steps counted throughout my day are converted to calories burned in the fitness tracker.
3. As calories burned goes up so does the calories allowe... Read more
It would be a LOT more useful if the suggested meals were in line with my daily nutritional settings. As it is they are unusable because following them would not meet the goals I have for Carbs, Protein and Fat. Is it possible to get them customized... Read more
By far the most frustrating issue I have with tracking my nutrition on this site, besides the ads slowing everything down, is the pop-up box that asks if I want to run the nutrition report after almost everything I track. Is there a way I can turn t... Read more
Is the P90X Workout Right for You?The 5-Minute HIIT Workout You Need to TryP90X, the intense home fitness program by Beachbody, has become wildly popular for its convenience and quick results. Not for the faint of heart — the “X” stands for extreme —... Read more
Editor's Note: If you haven't checked out SparkPeople Radio, now's the time! We've been on the air since November, and this on-demand show is a hit. Each week, hosts Lily Hills and Karen Hudson share the latest and greatest stories to... 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
Okay, so I figured by now I know a little something about how to eat right, how to exercise, and how my body responds. I also think P90X taught me a lot about what works for me and what doesn't, and even though I failed miserably at P90X, I know exa... Read more
Has anyone else out there ever followed the P90X Nutrition Guide? Surely I'm not the only one! :) My husband did a couple rounds of P90X last year, but I never did any of the workouts with him except for the Ab Ripper. But I did jump on the bandw... Read more
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