All Entries For sickness


9 Home Remedies You Should Never Try

Discover which natural 'cures' can do more harm than good
Posted 11/11/2013  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 11 comments   111,628 views
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5 Ways to Stay Healthy This Winter

Your winter woes answered, with tips on how to treat--and weather--cold symptoms, body changes, injuries and more.
Posted 11/5/2013  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 5 comments   14,371 views
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You Asked: ''Is It Okay to Exercise When You Have a Cold?''

When you're not feeling 100%, it's best to listen to your body.
Posted 4/21/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 10 comments   24,601 views
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Everything You Need to Know about Preventing Cold & Flu

Cold and flu season is here - do you now the difference in the symptoms? We've rounded up a variety of resources to help you learn all about colds, the flu, and your immune system.
Posted 12/15/2011  10:00:00 AM By: Denise Tausig : 11 comments   27,799 views
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Poll: Did You Get a Flu Shot This Year?

Every year, especially since having kids, I go back and forth about getting the flu shot. I've never gotten the vaccine for myself, which I might live to regret some day.
Posted 1/18/2011  10:25:01 AM By: Jen Mueller : 161 comments   26,159 views
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Quiz: The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick

Wonder why some people get sick all the time and others are seemingly a picture of good health? A new book might hold the answers.
Posted 11/16/2010  4:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 56 comments   41,169 views
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An Easy Way to Battle the Common Cold

Recently I read about one simple technique that could alleviate some of the symptoms that come with the common cold. I think itís worth a try.
Posted 10/15/2010  10:28:16 AM By: Jen Mueller : 69 comments   25,169 views
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Hand-washing Is Still the Best Way to Prevent Illness

Hand-washing is one of the most effective means in preventing illness, but sometimes we need to be reminded of this importance.
Posted 1/20/2010  4:00:00 PM By: Nancy Howard : 131 comments   24,431 views
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Is Gluten Intolerance on the Rise? What You Should Know

Gluten-free foods are on many supermarkets shelves. Learn how to tell if these products are for you.
Posted 12/21/2009  1:41:46 PM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 82 comments   19,019 views
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Exercise Reduces Sick Time Better Than Drugs

As cold and flu season quickly approaches, questions arise about exercise and illness. Can exercise help protect you from getting a cold? Research says "yes."
Posted 10/20/2009  1:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 116 comments   43,555 views
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5 Surprising Foods that Fight the Flu

Did you know some specific foods eaten when you feel cold or flu symptoms coming on could help you feel better more quickly?
Posted 10/19/2009  12:00:00 PM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 44 comments   36,693 views
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Can 8 Cups a Day Protect You from Cold and Flu?

Want to avoid the cold and flu this year? Raise your glass (of water) and drink up!
Posted 10/16/2009  6:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 97 comments   25,131 views
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Is it OK to Exercise When You're Sick?

With the advent of cold and flu season right on our doorstep, learn when it is best to skip your workouts and when to carry on.
Posted 10/10/2009  6:37:05 AM By: Nancy Howard : 130 comments   35,031 views
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