According to a recent study published in Pediatrics, a child is more likely to be overweight at a young age if his mother was overweight before she became pregnant.
Ohio State University researchers studied data from more than 3,000 children and... Read more
During pregnancy, you gained many much-needed pounds to grow and support your baby, but not every pound gained can be attributed to "baby weight" that goes away after your baby is born. A typical pregnancy weight gain (roughly 25-35 pounds)... Read more
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
Now that your baby has finally arrived, your life will never be the same. Your body has gone through some major changes, too—and will continue to do so in the coming months.
When you're feeling ready (and after your doctor gives you cl... Read more
After pregnancy, you're probably eager to get your post-baby body back in shape. But before you jump in to your usual ab workouts, there are some special considerations that new moms need to take into account.
Some postpartum women may notic... Read more
Hi All! I've been intermittently on and off SparkPeople for many years. My top weight in 1992 was 382 and bottom within the past 40 years was 242 (a year ago). Today, it's 253.5. Since 1992 I estimate I have easily gained and lost over 300 pounds.... Read more
Oh, god--just checked in after a 7-year hiatus. Gained back all my weight +13 pounds extra. Yowza--I am GREAT at the art of weight gain! 104
Well, I'm keeping my chin up. Just set some more goals and this time entered a specific food tracker p... Read more
I'm a 26 year old mother of one who is trying to lose a few pounds and get healthy in preparation for a second pregnancy. I gained 50 pounds during my first pregnancy and am still trying to get back down to my pre-pregnancy weight. i'm 20 pounds away... Read more
I'm 29 years old, and for as long as I can remember I have a piece of whole wheat toast, with peanut butter and jam or honey or banana on it in the evenings, along with a glass or two (or three) of milk.
I just watched the movie forks over kniv... Read more
I have been a member of Sparkpeople for a couple of years. Now I want to get down to business......want to lose 40lbs. Then possibly another 10lbs.....then maintenance. This site has so much to offer. I am going to put it to work...by golly. Anyo... Read more
If you are like me, you probably have spend a lot of money on pregnancy test or even ovulation kits. I recently found out that they sell them at the Dollar store for 1.25 CND. I was sceptic at first on their accuracy but a friend recently got a pos... Read more
Good-for-You GuideYou've supported them in hundreds of bras, figured out what shirts make them look bigger (or smaller)—maybe nourished your kids with them. You want to give your breasts the respect they deserve. As they change with time, t... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com.
By Cathy Cram, M.S.
This second blog in a three-part series on treatments for menopausal hot flashes focuses on alternative options.... Read more
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