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
When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is... Read more
Many pressing reasons exist to avoid being overweight or obese and, unfortunately, cancer is one of them. It has long been known that excess weight increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes. But, fewer people know about the frig... Read more
Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a major health problem affecting an estimated 21 million adults in the United States alone. Osteoarthritis begins with the breakdown of joint cartilage which results in pain, stiffness, swelling a... Read more
When you're told that exercise improves your heart health, you probably think of cardio exercise, right? After all, "cardio" is short for "cardiovascular" exercise, named as such because it utilizes the cardiorespiratory syste... Read more
I have learne that to keep within my daily calorie range it is best to enter the whole day in the morning. When I did not do this I found that by the time I got to snack time I had to be careful to not go over. Planning is useful! I also am beginning... Read more
For the last 2 weeks or so I have noticed that the nutrition tracking takes much longer than it used to due to the ads that all seem to be loading very slowly. I've noticed this on both my work and home computers. It was so slow today that I gave u... Read more
Many find that focusing on your nutrition impacts weight loss more than exercise. Keep your caloric intake within the range that SparkPeople set for you and don't worry about burning a certain number per day.... Read more
I just went on vacation and ate way too much everything- fried foods, desserts, tropical drinks, sodas- just anything I laid eyes on. I'm not too worried about the vacation itself, but I'm having a hard time going back to normal eating habits in the... Read more
Just thought I'd post this question here. For as long as I can remember, the water counter on the nutrition page was located to the right of the weekly progress chart. Then some weeks back, it moved to below the weekly progress chart and stayed the... Read more
I like to look up information about food at Self's Nutrition Data site. In addition to the standard nutrition information for food, it shows a nutritional target map (which shows fullness and nutritiousness factor), caloric ratio pyramid, nutrient b... Read more
I appreciate the positive responses and “club” name ideas shared by readers of my earlier blog, But What if I Can’t Lose Weight. I am starting a new series to provide ideas, topics and suggestions that may help you move forward in your quest for weig... Read more
When I was young, I remember my grandmother religiously taking her blood pressure medication. I always thought that high blood pressure was mostly a problem for the elderly, but that's no longer the case. According to statistics from... Read more
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