Before I was diagnosed with GERD, I experienced chronic bouts of heartburn off and on. But it wasn't until my heartburn started waking me up in the middle of the night that I began to suspect it was a symptom of a more serious condition. I ha... Read more
Sleep is something that every body craves. So why does everyone struggle with it periodically? You’ve tried to do it right – you skip caffeine late in the day; you don’t eat a heavy meal right before bed; you make sure the light... Read more
Sleep is something that your body craves, but also something that everybody struggles with periodically. You’ve tried to cure it the right way. You stopped drinking caffeine late in the day; you didn’t eat a heavy meal right before be... Read more
As a college student, I had my fair share of sleepless nights. But as I matured (and learned from the adverse affects I suffered because of those late nights), I began to realize that at the core of a healthy, long life is good sleep. Surprisingly, w... Read more
People take an interest in gardening for a variety of reasons—higher quality produce, exercise in the great outdoors, or saving money. Whether you hope to discover your green thumb or save a little green, growing your own fruits and vegeta... Read more
I recently started a new job at a local grocery store. I spend 5-6 hours per day shopping for grocery items that people order online (walking, lifting heavy items, bending, twisting, etc).
Because I only work 6 hours most days, I only get a 15... Read more
During my time in Spark people, I've been able to learn how to deal with stress and to stop using food as a way to escape my feelings. Still I'm not perfect and there are parts of my life that I cannot control: My parents are going through a divorce... Read more
I have finally realized that I eat when I'm bored... which happens A LOT since I am an on call phlebotomist and I haven't gotten called in in over a week. I NEED HELP! Does anyone know how to overcome boredom eating? I already exercise several times... Read more
My boss offered to buy me some Starbuck's coffee, and I was somewhat excited since this will be the first time to order out and trying to be health conscious at the same time. Well, I ordered a grande Iced Caramel Macchiato and my boss's order was a... Read more
It is very easy to eat junk food instead of eating healthy foods. I find myself reaching for the "comfort foods" and mindlessly eating. I need to learn to reach for fruits or veggies instead of chips, ice cream, candy or other unhealthy foods.... Read more
I know this sounds weird, but it works for me to help me stop eating late at night. I work afternoons and don't get home until close to midnight. I'm not usually tired so I don't go to bed right away. I do make sure that I get ready for bed and ma... Read more
I was young (which I'd like to think wasn’t THAT long ago), it was common practice to buy a package of visits at the local tanning salon before prom, summer vacation or any other upcoming event. I wouldn't say I did it all the time, but looking back... Read more
Now 29, Christina was addicted to tanning beds when she was diagnosed with melanoma at age 22. She's now passionate about warning others of the dangers of tanning.By Christina Iannaccone
Just graduating college, getting engaged, buying a house... Read more
My newest challenge for myself is to stop eating late at night/right before bed. I would love it if my schedule was consistent enough to set a TIME that I was not allowed to eat after, but I am kind of in a haphazard stage of life so I am just going... Read more
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