Caring for your health before you become pregnant may help you identify areas that put you and/or your baby at risk during pregnancy. First, schedule a pre-conception counseling appointment with your doctor. This discussion can educate you on things... Read more
Compared to women of normal weight, women who are overweight or obese are more likely to become pregnant while taking birth control pills. A study published in January’s Obstetrics and Gynecology showed that 5% of overweight women (compared to... Read more
Thinking about pregnancy? Whether you’re aiming to get pregnant next year or in the next few months, you should be getting ready now. This is the time to take inventory of your nutrition habits and make necessary changes that will promote good... Read more
Take heart, fish lovers! While the safety issues surrounding the consumption of fish are legitimate, don’t let them spoil your seafood catch.
There are many health benefits from eating seafood. It is an exceptional source of... Read more
These days, an increasing number of health-conscious consumers are choosing to eat fish for its heart-healthy benefits. The American Heart Association recommends that adults eat fish twice a week to meet their needs for omega-3 fatty acids, but how d... 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
When pregnant, I drank 1 gallon of water a day. I was heavy when I found out about baby 1, drank around a gallon a day, gained 14 pounds, and then lost 35. Maintained it and got pregnant 18 months later. Drank tons, gained 22, then lost 23. So ladies... Read more
When you lose weight, especially if you lose weight quickly, you risk getting saggy skin (just watch a finale of the Biggest Loser.. sad but true).Instead of risking never being able to wear a sleeveless top (let alone a bikini) because of the excess... Read more
Currently pregnant with my third child, I know what it's like to struggle with all of the changes a pregnant woman's body goes through. It can be hard to see your belly expanding in ways you never though possible, and dealing with other... Read more
I always assumed that when I was ready to start a family, it would be fairly simple and I could get pregnant without any trouble. I had a healthy diet, exercised regularly, didnít have a weight problem and had no history of medical problems. When I... Read more
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