Living in a big city can be exciting. If you reside in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago or San Francisco, you have access to some of the hottest and trendiest health clubs and group exercise classes right in your back yard. And even if you live in... Read more
After a quarter century of lacing up my shoes and hitting the pre-dawn road, I would never question that running has provided me with great health, great friends, incredible physical and mental strength, and a zest for life. However, during cold, dar... Read more
Although barefoot running has been practiced in some parts of the world for hundreds of years, the concept has only recently gained popularity as an alternative to traditional running shoes in the Western world. The book "Born to Run,"... Read more
In the homemade video, a regular guy named Ben shares his struggle with increasing weight, depression, and a moment of clarity: deciding to change his life. I don't want to say too much more about it here. Just go ahead and watch it.
If you... Read more
Before I started on sparkpeople I ran a small nonprofit music group as a part-time job and passion. I quit partially because of my health. The current director just gave notice because he's moving out of state for a new job.... Read more
I eat about a 1/2 hour before I run, but I'm it doesn't seem to matter. I want to eat everything in the house after my run. Anyone have any suggestions on what I can eat to satisfy my hunger pains?... Read more
I really hate to exercise, it would cause so much pain. I needed to build up the muscles! So I started water jogging. Same benefits, much more fun, and no pain. You'll feel like noodle when you get out of the water though ;)... Read more
I have many cake decorator tips and sometimes even 2 or 3 of the SAME tip because I use them that often! It is VERY HARD TO SEE the numbers imprinted on each tip so,when I get a new tip I label it with my labelmaker from Brother. It saves time when... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. Common Food Ingredient Could be a CarcinogenAn ingredient that's in everything from cheese to soymilk is coming under fire. Have you even heard of carrageenan? And shou... Read more
Legal spat over Campbell Soup still simmering from Reuters
FDA weighs food dye, hyperactivity link from CNN
30-Minute Workout, No Gym Required from Health.com
Berry Bliss Oat Squares from Oh She Glows
Running Tip: Tie Your Shoes Properly! fro... Read more
I know many of you are runners, or are working towards being runners etc...These are really good rules to read and to follow. I will add to this as far as wearing earphones when you run, only wear one..you need to always be aware of your surrounding... Read more
The next three days are going to be chaotic. To say the least.
- I work till 5p. Have to skip my lunch break b/c I lost time yesterday taking my 6 yr old for testing.
- I have to hit the grocery and grab a couple of items we wi... Read more
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