It's common knowledge that eating spicy foods or even being pregnant can result in heartburn for many people. But when heartburn or acid reflux becomes a chronic problem—the cause is often something more than the buffalo wings you had a... Read more
When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is... Read more
SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar... Read more
According to Webster's Dictionary, the word “old” is defined as “having been in use for a long time,” “worn, dilapidated, ancient, or decayed by time.” After an experience as a volunteer at the 1995 St. Louis S... Read more
Think you’re the only one who has trouble keeping off those pesky pounds? Well do we have some great news for you! Janet Jackson, who is known for her six-pack abs and sweat-inducing dance routines, is a self-proclaimed “yo-yo... Read more
I am new to sparkpeople and am desperate for help! I had a hysterectomy back in November and as soon as I was almost recovered I had to have emergency ankle surgery. I have not exercised since sometime back in September or October of last year and... Read more
I am a 24 year old guy and i was very overweight at 324 i managed to lose weight and i now weigh 205 pounds i wanna keep losing weight and build some muscle. When i look in the mirror i don't think it's possible to ever have a good body again and i l... Read more
Well, this has nothing really to do with weight loss, but it's a big thing going on in my life right now. I'll try to be as brief as possible.
About a year ago, I began having excruciating low back pain whenever I was on my feet (standing, walki... Read more
Hello everyone! Im pretty new here, joined a few weeks ago, but am really starting my change today. I have tried numerous things to lose weight and have finally came to the conclusion that......I'm addicted to food. I didn't see it as that, but that... Read more
Okay one of the headlining news stories this morning was how Governor Chris Christie had lap band surgery and has already lost 30lbs, REALLY? You've got to be kidding with all the messed up things that are going on in the world , this was one of the... Read more
I HAVE to measure everything! I've discovered that my looks like a cup is usually closer to 1 1/2 cups! Since I had bariatric by-pass surgery my stomach is supposed to hold a cup of food. If I eat slowly (which I do) I could put a lot more in. I... Read more
Obesity and its medical complications are an expensive problem in the United States. Because the costs continue to rise, the government is offering tax incentives to entice people to lose weight. At this time of year when you're thinking about impr... Read more
By Beth Donovan, ~INDYGIRL
It's not easy finding a doctor you like, especially when you're overweight. Some unlucky patients are simply told that their symptoms will go away if they lose weight, without any diagnostic testing to see if the... Read more
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