You’ve tried mints, gum and mouthwash but nothing works. Bad breath is affecting your social life, causing you to shy away from your loved ones and preventing you from speaking up at work. You’ve already spent a small fortune to cover it... Read more
Proper breathing is an underestimated, but critical building block of good health. Slow, deep breathing gets rid of carbon dioxide waste and takes plenty of clean, fresh oxygen to your brain and muscles. More blood cells get the new, oxygen-rich air... Read more
Garlic is a great way to add bold taste to your cooking without extra calories or sodium. But did you know that garlic offers more than big flavor? It's such a common ingredient in so many dishes that it's easy to overlook its health benefits... Read more
Bogus exercise equipment and nutrition scams have been assaulting us for about as long as anyone can remember. According to author Dr. James Harvey Young, the scams date back as early as 1630. That was the year Nicholas Knopp of Massachusetts Bay was... Read more
When people begin a fitness program, they understandably have lots of questions, from how to perform certain moves to which exercises are most effective. One question that everyone seems to ask is how to breathe properly when working out.
I know... Read more
I typically weigh every Monday. I started off at 331 pounds, my heaviest ever. My first week, I dropped about 9 pounds - typical. Two pounds the next week - progress.
So I weighed myself this week, coming off a week of 320 pounds. I weigh on the... Read more
I started with high hopes. I knew that I needed more fruit and vegetables, and that it was possible to stay satisfied, have dessert, and still stay within my allotted calories. I took the kids roller skating, and then took them to a pizza parlor. I c... Read more
Hello Sparkpeople! This time I really need all the help I can get so I'm actually introducing myself. As I said, I'm 67 (68 next month) and I have osteoarthritis in my back, hips and knees - especially my right knee which is bone on bone. My Dr. s... Read more
Sick as a dog, mother of three, 148 pounds overweight, and I work 11 hours a day. But...... even when I have a long, busy day at work. My babies have the apartment clean and keeping me positive and helping through this journey. I am ready two and a h... Read more
Learn to breath. When you wake up in the morning, take a big cleansing breath. When you leave the house, stop and take a deep breath. Before you enter work or begin your next chore, stop and take a big cleansing breath.Our body needs oxygen and we do... Read more
There's no denying the secret curing powers found in certain everyday items. Salt water, for instance, can take the sting out of a sore throat. And an oatmeal bath can ease eczema. So how about soothing a burn with butter? Not so fast. That and o... Read more
I have always thought of the combination of Pilates and yoga as the perfect marriage. Both are transformational, focused methods of movement that facilitate positive change in the body, mind and spirit. In my opinion, their differences complement one... Read more
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