The home is where the heart is, so why not try to save some dough at your humble abode?
From planting a garden and turning down the thermostat, SparkPeople members have great tips for saving some green at their home sweet homes.
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The home is where the heart is, so why not try to save some dough at your humble abode? From planting a garden and turning down the thermostat to making nice with the neighbors and closing off a few rooms in summer, SparkPeople members have great tip... Read more
Eat chicken soup. Bump up your vitamin C intake. Don’t step outside with wet hair. Each year cold and flu season approaches, you probably hear these common tricks for avoiding illness in the fall and winter. However, not all of the prevailing w... 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
Depending on where you live, weather conditions can vary greatly throughout the year. If you enjoy exercising outdoors, the different seasons certainly bring their share of joys and sorrows. Who wouldn’t enjoy walking, running, or biking on a w... Read more
I have advanced arthritis of the knee and not much cartilage left so it hurts to do much. I can use a stationary bicycle or elliptical trainer at my physical therapist's office but that's not always convenient to schedule. Other than go... Read more
I started a weight loss challenge today and 5 of us were supposed to participate. Turns out I'm the only one who stuck to it. Feeling proud of myself but at the same time betrayed... sort of... 104 521 243 245 24... Read more
I try to stay consistent with my routine all year. At the very least I always get in my walk either outside or on the treadmill. I may mix it up with a swim on the 4th of July or Memorial Day or a ball game but make sure to get in some form of exerci... Read more
I started Spark People 11 days ago. I lost 2 pounds in the first 3 days, but this week, the last 7 days, I didn't lose anything. Is this because I am eating more on the days I exercise? Do people eat more when they exercise? I'm feeling very disappoi... Read more
Feel a cold coming on? Use some Zinc suck tablet Do not chew or Do not drink with water, and cut the cold in half the time. You will feel much better and the cold will be gone. Do not drink any orange juice or citrus juice when taking zinc for 1/2 ho... Read more
Just as you hear someone cough or sneeze this time of year, you may wonder if that is something you should be worried about. Many people will come down with a cold or the flu during the winter months. But how should you take care of yourself when you... Read more
Cold Cure-All?They say there’s no cure for the common cold, but walk though any drug store and you’ll see plenty of products trying to convince you otherwise. In addition to antihistamines and pain relievers, there are plenty of homeopa... Read more
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