Eating well is important at any age. But health issues and physical limitations sometimes make it difficult for seniors, the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, to get the nutrients they need for a balanced diet. Poor nutrition and malnut... Read more
Let’s face it: No one has time for a cold. In addition to making us feel miserable, colds destroy our schedules. Work, family, errands—they all have to wait while we get better. Or even worse, we have to carry on despite our achy muscles,... Read more
As I sat across the cafe table from my dearest friend, Margie, I was struck by how tired and drawn she looked. This was the first time we had seen in each other in months. Before, we had made a point to meet for lunch or coffee once a week. Now that... Read more
If only there were two or three more hours in a day, then I’d be able to reach the bottom of my to-do list. But between children, work and juggling the needs of an elderly mother, there never seems to be enough time. And like many women, exerci... Read more
Have you noticed that every magazine you pick up lately has advertisements for the many ways we can look younger than our chronological years? There are ads for injections and creams to remove our wrinkles, surgery to zap away our fat, and hair... Read more
I wanted to add folate to my nutrition report. It doesn't let me do it unless I go to the web and try to figure out what the range should be, even though the text says "We recommend a daily intake between ___ and ___. " Can't this be filled in?... Read more
I have bought a new computer and trying to install the tracker program on it. Whenever I go to the download page, my McAfee site program stops me with a red warning. I've attempted to go from the link on the Sparks page and also by entering the lin... Read more
I currently weigh 196 pounds and am 5 ft 8 in tall. I am 27 years old and i am aiming to reach my goal weight of 150-155 pounds by end of Feb 2016.
I have a busy day and i am trying hard to stick to a low calorie , high protein... Read more
I used your recipe nutrition calculator to analyze nutrients in soup recipe. And I am wondering if the calculator takes in account type (cooking, baking, roasting) and time of food processing. Could somebody to explain how this done?... Read more
Are you tracking your nutrition every day? Are you meeting your nutrition goals or are you going under or over them? How is your water intake? Have you started a new exercise program recently? Any of those factors can be some of the causes of a... Read more
My eating program is NOT a diet. This time around I've decided to track nutrition on the SparkPeople nutrition tracker. I allow myself about 2000 calories a day, but try to stay with the recommended fat/protein/carbohydrate percentages. I lose a l... Read more
It's fun and motivating to compare your goals, fitness, and nutrition plans to other Sparkies and Spark Friends. But don't toss your program out the window for the sake of switching up to "compete" with someone else. Instead evaluate whether you're g... Read more
Thirteen independent experts have finally concluded their work and presented their Report on Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. The 2010 Advisory Committee worked for two years to update the guidelines and the group consists of individuals natio... Read more
When I was in college, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I chose to major in business only after ruling out a bunch of other things. After graduation I went to work in corporate America, and quickly discovered that it just w... Read more
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