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
Woot! Blood pressure is easing down. Dr upped the levimir to 35 units. We're trying to find that sweet spot. Go back July 10th then kidney on the 14th. Please let there not be a lot of new meds! *crosses fingers* small victories right?... Read more
I stay within my range of calories, fats,proteins and carbs. Mostly on the low ends. But I don't exercise as much as I should. I go swimming whenever I can park father away at store just little things does that still help me loose.... Read more
I'd eat to my hunger instead of the range. As long as you're getting all your required nutrients and are eating above minimum recommendation (1200 at absolute least), you should be fine. Or sever the link between activity and food.... Read more
"Eat range" is made so you can eat w/in the range & lose w/out exercise. When you do exercise, you're technically allowed to eat back those calories. I don't eat back unless I'm REALLY hungry (like I ran a long way or something).... Read more
If I'm not losing weight eating in my spark range, is it ok to drop my calories to 1000 a day for a few days, then bring it back up in the range for a day, then repeat? I have read that it can destroy your metabolism and make your body think its star... 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
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... 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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