Vacation season is here! You deserve a break, after spending the last few months becoming a fitter, healthier you, right? While vacation is a time to relax and take a break from work, stress, and the usual routine, it shouldn’t be a break from... Read more
We eat in our cars, at our desks, on the go, in front of the TV. We eat drive-thru, take-out, delivered, packaged and prepared meals. Why? Because it fits our not-enough-time-in-the-day lifestyles. Our food matches our lives.
Well, I'm certa... Read more
How often do you come home from a hard day, only to plop on the couch and "relax" in front of the TV? If you find it hard to escape the sights and sounds of the tube, or if watching your favorite show turns into more wasted hours than... Read more
We all know how important it is to prepare nutritious food for our children. But did you know it's equally as important that we teach our children how to prepare nutritious food for themselves?
Think about it.
When children grow into ad... Read more
If you’re watching your calorie intake, the most problematic part of your anatomy may be your sweet tooth. Our bodies are hard-wired for an attraction to sweet foods since sweetness signals that we’re taking in the calories (energy) neede... Read more
the proliferation of ads on spark people is outrageous. It is hard to click the right spot with switching from lunch to dinner (on computer) but very easy to touch a "Meta" ad and get scooted off to their sit.
Ultimately you are driving away member... Read more
Attention those with kids: batting around balloons is a good workout... Even when you're not batting around your own balloon, if your kids are little you will do plenty of retrieving the ballons when they get stuck on or around furniture.... Read more
Finally I am back to working out!! The kids caught it first then I caught the flu. Seriously, just before our appointment for the flu shot. Thanksgiving was rough and we hardly ate anything. I did not gain much but lost some stamina. Back at it!!... Read more
St. Nick visited the kids & I last night. He brought Clif Z Bars & Larabars, freeze-dried fruit, V8 V-Fusion, natural pudding packs, & a natural dark chocolate orange instead of candy! He must have known we're going healthier this year! :P... Read more
I am also struggling with self control and I need to lose 20 lb. I have also tried DUKAN, ATKINS and all the other low carb diets but they dont work. I mean they are great while you are on it but as soon as you stop it will all go back... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. CDC sets food allergy guidelines for schools For the first time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are providing schools with guidelines on how to deal with... Read more
The American Dietetic Association conducted a survey this year to evaluate people's attitudes about nutrition and physical activity and found a variety of interesting statistics. One interesting finding was that today 46 percent of those intervie... Read more
I have an idea that I can't quite figure out how to put into effect. I am concerned about childhood obesity. I realize there are a lot of causes, but i think kids (as much as adults) need to learn about what healthy portions really look like... e.g... Read more
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