When you're told that exercise improves your heart health, you probably think of cardio exercise, right? After all, "cardio" is short for "cardiovascular" exercise, named as such because it utilizes the cardiorespiratory syste... Read more
High-flying fighters. Hand-to-hand combat. Is this what you picture when you think about Tai Chi? Perhaps it is time to re-examine your notions about this ancient Chinese discipline, which is most commonly used as a system of medit... Read more
When you give blood, you give a priceless and precious gift. According to the American Red Cross, someone needs blood in the United States every two seconds, and a single car accident victim can require up to 100 pints. Each donation can help sa... Read more
A recent study conducted by the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine reported that laughter not only enhances your mood, but it may also protect your heart. During the study, 20 healthy participants were shown 2 movies: a funny comedy and a war... Read more
When I flip my calendar to February, two things usually come to my mind. One, I’m getting tired of the cold and snowy winter, and two, Valentine’s Day is coming. Now, I don’t know how you feel about this “holiday," but I... Read more
Hello! I've been told by doctors, nurses, nutritionists and other 'experts' that I need to lower my BMI under 25 in order to be healthy. I'm 5'2'' and I would be perfectly content if I could reach 150lb, but according to the BMI, I would still be ove... Read more
I am finding it more difficult each day to use the nutrition tracker. There is often long system delays as Sparkpeople tries to flash as many ads as possible in my face. It is very painful looking up foods and adding them to my daily total as the w... Read more
I checked your account & your goals were automatically set by our system & look correct. Please see this article to read how we determine those goals:
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Massage is not always a luxury...Massage is a manual therapy that manipulates the soft tissues and decreases muscle tension, pain, stress and depression.However, when posing the question, "What is massage?" it is common to hear the following replies:... Read more
If your itching, any number of reasons can cause it, but be aware that this could by an early sign of diabetes. Uric acid in your system could be the culprit or sugar. For a diabetic the itches can drive you mad sometimes &it can happen with or wit... Read more
The winner is: HITEKFRED! You might have tried massage, but have you tried acupressure? Acupressure delivers therapeutic pressure as a way to stimulate discrete points on the body or relieve pain or tension.
I recently started seeing acupres... Read more
Many people experience numbness or "pins and needles" in their feet (often in just one foot) when using an elliptical machine. For some, this sensation is a minor problem that only happens near the end of a long workout, but others may begi... Read more
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