For many people, depression and weight problems go hand in hand. Depression itself is highly associated with changes in weight. In fact, significant weight loss or gain is one of the symptoms used to diagnose depression. And research has shown that u... Read more
Congratulations! You’ve decided to quit smoking. You know it’s a smart move—quitting cigarette smoking is the number one thing you can do to dramatically improve your health and avoid several potentially life threatening illnesses.... Read more
These days, it seems that everyone is stressed. We all have too much to do and too little time to do it. Times are tough, money is tight, and deadlines are imminent.
What happens when you're stressed? You tend to eat more, sleep less,... Read more
A new study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington has found that regular yoga practice may help normal-weight people prevent middle-age spread and may promote weight loss among those who are overweight.
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College brings many life changes that most young adults are excited about: moving away from home, becoming more independent, pursuing a passion and making new friends. But one of the things on most freshmen's minds is the dreadful "Fresh... Read more
I am out of shape for sure but I would like to start doing strength training. I am a woman too.
I am about to head to the store to buy some hand weights and I am wondering what size is best to get. I am thinking 5lbs is a good start. Not too bi... Read more
Hi everyone - I made a profile on Spark people ages ago, and then did nothing with it. Since my late 20s (almost 41 now) I've struggled with the yo-yo thing and I'm sooooooo tired of it! I just want to make a permanent change instead of a temporary... Read more
I hope this study didn't require too much funding! it seems to be pretty intuitive.
However, it was depressing to see that the participants lost about 10 pounds in 6 months, and then regained about 2 pounds of it over the next 6 months.
Shouldn'... Read more
I have mast cell disease which has gotten worse over the past 5 years. I am now on medications which have stabilized my condition to the point I can now look at losing weight. The medications consist of antihistamines, thyroid and H1/H2 antogonists... Read more
You’ve probably heard of the dreaded “Freshman 15”, the weight many college students typically gain when making the transition to life on their own. It’s easy to see how weight gain is possible for some students: d... Read more
I read an interview recently with Kathy Ireland, whom many of us know best as the Sports Illustrated cover model. Ireland is now 48 and a successful entrepreneur worth more than an estimated $300 million. I didn't know that about Ireland, so I re... Read more
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