When you're serious about your training and your fitness goals, you're no stranger to tough workouts. You know that you have to put in the hard work to get the results you want.
But whether you’re training for a specific even... Read more
Pain is a real, well, pain! How many times have you been gung-ho to start a new workout routine only to feel like you've been hit by a ton of bricks on day two? Something as simple as walking down the stairs can feel like torture. Most of us have... Read more
We’ve all heard that a combination of diet and regular exercise is the best way to lose weight and keep it off long term.
For some of us, common sense dictates that the more you work out—and the higher the int... Read more
Your diet may be the missing link in your training plan. Here are some common nutrition mistakes that many athletes and exercise enthusiasts make that can negatively affect performance. (Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with the solutio... Read more
Running a marathon can be one of the greatest and most challenging experiences of your life. I can’t say that I always love training for these races, but the feeling of accomplishment I experience when I cross the finish line is lik... Read more
Weaned myself off coffee creamer, now I drink my coffee black. I rarely drink soda. Added in more fruits & veggies (no candy cravings). I cut back on bread & pasta and increased protein, which means I eat fewer calories because I feel full longer.... Read more
I use pickles as a workout recovery snack after I run. The salt helps rebalance lost electrolytes and they're yummy. My husband hates them, though...he calls them "cucumbers soaked in evil". lol... Read more
i hate to add the extra calories, but i like a few glasses of wine a night! i know, i know, it is a major hinderance! what do i do? i opened a bottle of arbor mist and realized it had 450 calories in the bottle and i drank the whole thing - (ove... Read more
Skim Milk is reccommended by just about everyone and it is just about perfect after a workout to help you recover and to provide portein to your tired muscles. I mix 1 cup milk with 1 pack stevia and 1 teas vanilla! Tastes like Vanilla Ice cream!... Read more
New York Times Phys Ed columnist Gretchen Reynolds says The Ultimate Post-Workout Beverage: Use chocolate milk to replenish sugars after an intense workout. Reynolds calls it an "ideal recovery beverage" because it has the right ratio of carbs and pr... Read more
I just finished the October issue of Fitness, which had a great article on Alternative Energy: Do Energy Gels and Supplements Really Work? It's a question we get on the Message Boards all the time. And while I'm not the one to ask about nutrition (I'... Read more
Six weeks from today, I, along with 11 of my fellow SparkPeople running pals of the Sparkin' Hood to Coast Team, will be participating in one of the most prestigious long distance relays in the world--The Hood to Coast Relay. The relay begins on the... Read more
I met with a recommended personal trainer since I've been having some annoying issues with my feet during workouts. Within an hour he figured out what my problem is and gave me some heel stretches and glute exercises to work on. Grumble...Gr... Read more
A friend of mine did a half marathon and had some Endurox R4 left over that he gave me. I used it for the first time Sunday after my run, and then again today. I don't really feel any different... but this is this first time I've ever played with a r... Read more
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