Regardless of weight or fitness level, we all sweat (although some more than others). For many, it's welcomed as physical proof of exertion. Whether you prefer running, spinning or hot yoga, there's just something exhilarating... Read more
Eight to twelve cups of water daily, that’s what the SparkPeople plan suggests. Whether you are having a hard time drinking that much water, or just want to drink a variety of beverages (coffee, tea, diet soda, juice), many dieters challenge an... Read more
You Probably Need to Drink More Water While Working Out
Except for oxygen, there’s nothing your body needs more than an adequate supply of water. And the more you exercise, the more important it is to drink the right amount of water before, d... Read more
You're killing your workout, feeling strong and confident. Maybe you're three miles into a brisk walk, a few meters into your swim routine or in the home stretch of a 5K run. Your heart and lungs are cooperating, your form is on point and you... Read more
Even if you are not a potato chip and pretzel junkie, you’re probably eating more salt than you realize. Sodium, the main ingredient in table salt, can hide in places you don’t suspect, like in ketchup, frozen dinners, instant hot cereals... Read more
Hi everyone. My name is Tom and I am a long time diabetic who weighs in at a hefty 259lbs. I have struggled with my weight for almost the entire time I have been diabetic so this is one more effort to bring that down. I think I can stay with the calo... Read more
I think I'm starting to get this low-sodium diet down. I've been under 1500 mg for almost a week! Still searching for interesting low sodium/calorie foods, any suggestions?
(Oh, and my husband just left to get corndogs... it's torture!!)... Read more
#Diet challenge: reduced #sodium eating @ #Restaurants
Any tips on this?I'm so sodium sensitive that 1 high sodium meal @ a restaurant can make me gain 2 lbs overnite,which take a WEEK to go away.Getting tired of salads. #Suggestions?... Read more
I believe I am having problems with my sodium levels since I having been eating healthy. Today, I ate a 1/2 size Sumner berry salad from Wendy's. About 30 mins to an hour later my mouth felt like metal or sandpaper. Is anyone else having this problem... Read more
The “Good” of GatoradeWhen you exercise, it’s important to stay hydrated. While water is the most logical form of hydration, sports drinks like Gatorade contain sugar and electrolytes like sodium and potassium. Sports drinks can help replace what we... Read more
Since the weather is really hot sometimes water alone is not enough when you're doing activities that make you sweat a lot. I found Powerade Zero which has electrolytes and has zero calories. I drink some of it when hiking in the heat along with wa... Read more
Consuming no more than 2,300 mg of sodium per day, while aiming at a goal of 1,500 mg sodium for health. Heart Issues, Blood Pressure, Meniere's, and other salt inhibited disorders are all welcome!... Read more
Early last week my colleague and dailySpark.com editor Stepfanie Romine, sent me an idea for a blog about using pickle juice as a electrolyte replacement source for exercisers . She actually stumbled across the idea from one of the comments left on... Read more
Men's Health Magazine and the authors of Eat This Not That recently released The Saltiest Foods in America 2009 list. They looked at many different categories of fast foods, comfort foods and snacks. What was the saltiest food in America for 2009?P.... Read more
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