A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found the average daily intake of two carotenoids (beta-cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin) was lower (by 40% and 20% respectively) for arthritis patients than healthy subjects. Both of thes... Read more
Store shelves are drowning is books and magazines dedicated to the care and maintenance of your body. Your abs, your thighs – even your heart – get special attention. But what about your mind?
Why does it seem like the brain, y... Read more
If you have high blood pressure, the best piece of advice anyone can give you is to listen to your body. How you feel can and should dictate the frequency and intensity of your workouts. While it is possible—and preferable—to lose weight... Read more
An estimated 18 million adults use herbs in some form, and the sale of these products continues to increase.
Herbal supplements, which come from plants that have medicinal properties, claim to cure, treat, or prevent disease.&n... Read more
Next to eating well and exercising, maintaining a healthy complexion is one of the key ways to look our best. Taking care of your skin doesn’t have to be an expensive (or time-consuming) endeavor. These days, high-quality skincare products are... Read more
Just getting back into regular SP usage. Need help staying connected to others who face the same issues: need easy workouts I can do without a gym at home, work or while traveling. Tracking is easy yet I still lapse. Be my accountability buddy!... Read more
Been pretty much gone since January in hospitals and physical rehab. Cardiologist put me on a beta blocker which causes rapid weight gain according to the information I was given. I had lost 240 pounds and was in maintenance but now I have gained a... Read more
This is my second day using my spark activity tracker. The usage on the graph says 50%. How expensive is a replacement battery? Can I buy them in bulk? Where can I get affordable batteries? What happens if the battery dies during a workout?... Read more
I take a Beta Blocker for Tachycardia. An article said "intense cardio w/BB's" may not allow me to run or jog to reach my max heart rate which is 148. I reach this on a treadmill 2% incline at 3MPH. Will I still lose moving at the pace of a turtle?... Read more
To lose weight while taking beta blockers you need to speed up your metabolism. Start eating five small meals a day. Beta Blockers restrict exercise and stamina. Talk to your doctor about moderate exercise and never go overboard. I need extra vit... Read more
Hopefully I don't offend anyone when I say I've become the Electricity Witch. I bought a electric usage meter you plug into the wall sockets to measure all the things we keep plugged in. We no longer keep the DVRS, TVS, Chargers, or ANYTHING plugged... Read more
Today's giveaway is great for anyone who travels often, has limited mobility or spends a good deal of time sitting. (That's pretty much everyone, right?) We're giving away two sets of Yoga for Small Spaces cards (a $19.99 value)!
We say: Yoga is g... Read more
It’s a well-known fact that carrots are good for your eyesight, but did you know there are several nutrients that can keep your eyes healthy throughout your life? A healthy diet may help reduce the risk of vision issues like cataracts, glaucoma... Read more
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