There’s no disputing the fact that exercise is good for the human body. So it stands to reason that exercise would also benefit the body's largest organ: its skin. But does working up a sweat actually do anything good for your skin—or... Read more
When you have diabetes, your diet plays a key role in controlling your blood sugar levels. SparkPeople strongly encourages everyone with diabetes to meet with a Registered Dietitian or a Certified Diabetes Educator in their area. These health profess... Read more
You know that you want to lose weight. But how do you pick a goal weight that’s right for you? Do you find a celebrity, or even a friend, whose body you like and try to reach the same weight as him? Do you aim for a previous weight of your own,... Read more
Your body breaks down the food you eat into a type of sugar called glucose. After you eat a meal or snack, that glucose makes its way into the bloodstream, causing the level of sugar in your blood to increase. Your pancreas responds by releasing the... Read more
Q: Does cranberry juice help prevent bladder infections?
A: Maybe. Cranberries contain two compounds that seem to prevent bacteria from sticking to cells in the kidney, bladder, and other parts of the urinary tract. The effect o... Read more
wow just took my blood pressure for my weigh in numbers and it read 96 over 49 over 45. I am on blood pressure meds because it is usually to high. like around 138, 78, 60. I am floored to see it so low. I guess just watch it a day or two. then call d... Read more
In reading through these message boards, members experiences bring up a question for me. The calorie range suggested by SP, is that to maintain your current weight at your exercise level? If so, does that mean a person must eat below that to lose we... Read more
So I am relatively new to SparkPeople and have been tracking my food and fitness for a week or two. Am I correct in thinking that if SparkPeople gave me a certain recommended calorie range to stay within that this range is thought to be able to help... Read more
Checking your blood glucose and recording the results can help tell you how well your insulin is working.Your doctor needs to look at your blood glucose results and your record of insulin doses. Ask about when your insulin starts to work, when it wo... Read more
Hibiscus tea, as recommended by Dr. Oz really did help lower my blood pressure. My systolic went from a range of 113 to 116 to a range of 103 to 105. Of course I have been on a vegan eating plan for the last three months, so I don't know if that co... Read more
Anything triathlon! There are lots of great members in this group ranging from thinking about a triathlon to Ironman finisher. Anyone is welcome to stop by and ask questions and/or offer advice.... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com. She writes a monthly series on menopause health and fitness.
One of the most visible changes you may notice during the menopausal perio... 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
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