When a virus enters your body, one of three things can happen:
The virus can die, OR
Your immune system can activate and kill the virus, OR
The virus can survive, multiply, and produce a cold or the flu.
How do you kee... Read more
SparkPeople emphasizes drinking water for a variety of reasons: it can take the place of other high-calorie or high-sugar beverages, it helps you feel fuller, it is a good small goal to work toward, and more. So do the SparkPeople Experts really prac... Read more
Is water important? Well let’s see, other than making up 50%-60% of our bodies, regulating body temperature, helping our breathing, transporting nutrients, carrying away waste and helping our muscles function, water is pretty much useless. Oh,... Read more
You waited all year for summer to arrive, dreaming of all the activities you could do if only the weather was nice. But now that warm weather has arrived, the extreme heat and humidity can make it difficult to spend any time outdoors—let alone... Read more
You’re sneezing. Your nose is running. Your eyes are watering. And you’re feeling run down. Is it a cold, allergies, or something else?
When you've got the sniffles, it’s important to be able to distinguish between the caus... Read more
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I am having knee surgery this week and will be laid up for a month. During that time I will be doing some Physical Therapy exercises. I have been very active with walking, yoga, pilates, and strength training. For one mo... Read more
So my fluid intake for years as been soda with occasional koolaid or sweet tea mixed in for variety. Well I'm 65 pounds overweight and have ADD so I know the best thing to do isbdrink water. I've been drinking 64 ounces of water for the last few days... Read more
Going to post exercise and weihght lost or gain here.My exercising plan it to walk inside on my treadmill and outside.goingg to start out with 2 miles. no less than 30 minutes. going to be tracking time, miles, steps and speed and incline. Going for... Read more
There are three exercises that I engage in habitually: I walk every day for one hour; I play pickleball two to three times per week; I garden nearly every day in my rather large garden. I have tried to enter my gardening into my fitness minutes and... Read more
Everybody's bodies are different...some like it hot...some like it cold. It's no different with the water we drink. If you're struggling to drink your water quotient for the day maybe it's because of the temperature! I love hot foods and hot drinks..... Read more
Summer is in full swing and for much of the nation that means extreme heat and humidity that can make it difficult to spend time outdoors. Remembering basic tips like these from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can help you prevent h... Read more
Water is the best thing you can give your kids to drink during the hot summer days. But how do you get them to drink it? How do you get them to chug down plain old water at the pool when they're surrounded by other kids guzzling down sugary juice... Read more
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