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
Despite our best efforts at prevention--hand scrubbing, disinfecting, coughing into elbows, avoiding handshakes--a virus sometimes weasels its way in. Follow the tips below to prevent the flu from spreading, and learn how to care for a loved one with... 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
This is a general question, not just about nutrition. Does anyone have experience with Precision Nutrition? PN is a member only daily online interaction site that promotes exercise and nutrition. I am going to join Spark Coach after the 1st of the ye... Read more
I have been having an extremely hard time losing weight recently and gaining weight for no apparent reason. I was following the same nutrition and exercise programs that I was for the past year (where I was able to lose weight), but this time had no... Read more
I used to use this site all the time to track my food but its changed since I have been tracking. I click on "add food" under my lunch column and it brings me right up the page and I type in trout and it pops up rainbow trout for me but there is no e... Read more
I know others have posted about this, but can you PLEASE get rid of the drop down when tracking food? It is such a pain. It doesn't go away when I hit 'esc' most of the time, and it blocks the options at the bottom to be able to choose items I have... 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
This program for weight lifting is very good and has given me good results: weight program, nutrition, recipes, motivation. It says on the cover, " Lift like a man, look like goddess." I'm not a goddess yet, but I'm working on it.... 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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