Diabetes is a disease that can be prevented in most cases and treated successfully in the rest. But improper management of this disease can cause serious complications in many different areas of the body. If you have diabetes or are at risk for dev... Read more
Lowering your blood pressure isn't always as simple as eating fewer high-sodium foods. The fact is that multiple factors combined affect your blood pressure. There are two main categories of risks that contribute to hypertension—those that you... 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
"Exercise improves your health." You hear it all the time, but what does that really mean? How much of a difference can exercise make in your life, and how much do you really need to do? You’ll be happy to know that you don’t ne... Read more
You may have high blood pressure and not even know it. While 50 million Americans suffer from this affliction, 70 percent don’t have it under control. Another 45 million are at high risk of developing it. That’s a lot of people. Are you... Read more
I'm by no means what you would call fat but my parents want me to be like Kate Moss! They keep scolding me for snacking.
I know what I'm doing. I know how to take care of myself. I don't have any eating disorders and I don't even binge. I just... Read more
Hi! I joined to get help counting carbs. I am milimeters from full fledged type 2. I counted carbs during my last pregnancy (a surprise pregnancy at 47, he's 9 now!) It was do able. Now I need to do it again before the Dr orders it. My sugars are cre... Read more
Just wondering if anyone had any guidelines how to ammend my caloric intake for weightloss while basically bedridden. Recently diagnosed with severe blood clotting in my brain I am not allowed to do any exercise for 2 months, which means no chance t... Read more
Does anyone else use a pressure cooker? I've found it to be a great way to fix tough cuts of meat that would take all day in the oven or a slow cooker AND put a good meal on the table in a short amount of time. I'm looking for recipes or an easy wa... Read more
I have very high blood pressure and I'm looking for a way to monitor it at home. Reading reviews of different monitors is frustrating--very conflicting reviews! Does anyone have a reliable blood pressure monitor they could recommend?
Thank y... Read more
Welcome to the BEST team. The name says it ALL. ALL are welcome! We are here to ENCOURAGE , SUPPORT & MOTIVATE one another while we reach our goals. Cause isn't life better with a little BBQ SPICE?... Read more
Happy May! Have you moved past the ''resolution'' phase and established a consistent diet and exercise routine? Hopefully your new lifestyle consists of healthy habits and you are really starting to get a feel for what it takes... Read more
Yesterday was the 6th Annual National Wear Red Day and I do hope that most, if not all of you participated in this great cause. Bringing awareness regarding women and heart disease to the forefront is one way we can change the path in which our count... Read more
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.