What will you do with your time once your children leave the nest? You may not have thought about it, but a new career path could be your best option. The years of parenting are spent focusing on other people’s needs, often with little time for... Read more
If your friend who lives across the country comes down with a cold, you’re surely not going to catch it from her. But if she becomes overweight, that just might spread to you.
So say researchers from Harvard Medical School and the Universi... Read more
The SparkGuy™ Experience is a service experience for SparkPeople members designed to help them achieve their health and fitness goals and extend that success to all aspects of their lives. Our internal expert, whom we have cordially n... Read more
Being a part of an online community with a purpose can be a wonderful thing! SparkTeens is committed to helping you live a healthy lifestyle and achieving your goals in a safe and positive environment.
Our Message Boards, SparkPages and other co... Read more
Fiber is one of the easiest nutrients to incorporate into your diet, and one of the most important. However, many Americans don’t get the much needed 25 to 35 grams recommended daily for a healthy diet. Insufficient fiber intake can increase yo... Read more
I have just notices that on the tracker my Fiber for the day has changed. This was always confusing but is even now more so.
Before it was set to between 25 and 35 grams a day. This was ok but when I went 1 gram over I warned me that " over 50... Read more
I try to follow a low to moderate carb diet. I don't eat any wheat products, and do limit my white starches like rice and potatoes. The majority of my carbs come from fresh vegetables and I'm generally sitting around 10-15g of fiber per day. I feel g... Read more
I have checked the detailed info for each of the food items I have listed within each meal, and yet the total fiber (a nutrient I told it to track in addition to the basics) does not add them up properly. I should have 11-15g, not the 3g it has tra... Read more
the 5% Summer Challenge is doing fiber this week - and the numbers surprised me.
I have been a member of SP since 2006 (already 56 yrs old) - and my fiber "needs" have never changed on my Nutrition Tracker - always 25-35
The team referenced... Read more
Nurture your Spark Friends! Communicate regularly, give kudos, ask how they are doing. This commitment is a two way street and their checking on you helps motivate. Share your goals and you are more likely to meet them rather than look silly to frien... Read more
We're saying "healthy" because there's a lot more to making nutritious choices than meets the eye. Lots of foods present themselves as healthy when they're anything but. On the other hand, eating too much of some good-for-you fo... Read more
To help increase your immunity this cold and flu season, give yourself an extra boost of vitamin C (no supplements required!). This antioxidant is found in a wide range of foods from potatoes to bell peppers. Check out these 5 delicious, vitamin-C ri... Read more
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