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
When all I want to do is stroke them and be friends! I really mean them no harm! Honest! I only have a few feline friends that allow me to stroke them! I wish they could sense how much I love them and stop running!... Read more
I got back into running because I wanted an inexpensive way to exercise and lose weight. However, I have been reading several articles that talk about running can stall weight loss because your body gets used to the long distances and d... Read more
I have just read an article (on-line) that said walking was as good as running. I won't ague with that but myself I burn more calories when running than walking. I would bet that most of us burn about 2/3 more. So how can that be as good.
Anyone... Read more
I am currently training to do a 1/2 marathon in November. I am looking for suggestions on what to eat and how long before my run I should eat. I was eating a bagel thin with peanut butter and I increased to a regular bagel - but now that my runs a... Read more
I just logged onto SparkPeople and didn't see a message on the home page saying SPAT was still down. Is it back up and running? If it is, mine still isn't working. Could you please post updates on the main page so I don't have to check the message bo... 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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