A healthy diet requires more than simply cutting out junk food—it involves getting the most nutritional value out of every bite you take. It takes good food to build a fit body. But did you know that your food choices also have an impact on the... Read more
Exercise is essential to keeping your body healthy. But you don’t want to leave a trail of empty plastic water bottles, torn polyester running shorts, and dead batteries in your wake. Help improve the health of the earth while you’re impr... Read more
Allergic reactions to everyday substance in the home can make life uncomfortable, no matter how much medication you take. Avoiding known allergens and making your home as allergen-free as possible can help minimize your symptoms and increase your qua... Read more
While we understand that the organic and conventional foods you buy at the store are grown differently, you might not realize that these same principles can apply to your own fruit, vegetable and flower gardening at home. There are a few key differen... Read more
Organic gardening, by definition, is growing vegetables, fruits and other plants without relying on synthetic methods of pest control and fertilization. Common practices of organic gardening include, but are not limited to, fertilizing soil wit... Read more
Hello, just recently started. brief history - stroke in 2007(weak left side) - became very sedentary - developed diabetes, obese (bmi-31+), elevated cholesterol and triglyceride's. have been dieting and exercising and doing well but i prefer to see... Read more
I lost over 100 lbs. with WW and gained almost all of it back. Now I am starting over: I am getting a physical and seeing a dietician soon. I am very excited about changing my life for the better and hope to make new friends here too.... Read more
Having had leg surgeries that have "crippled" me in the past few years, I have decided to not only shed that mindset, but the extra weight and pain that I experience in my legs and body every day.
I joined a small fitness center at a local senio... Read more
I Tried on some new clothes today for an upcoming vacation my husband & I will be taking and I wondered what happen! It was like looking at someone else but it was my voice. I joined Sparks months ago to read suggestions and view some ti... 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
It was my five-days-without-a-shower (TMI?) trip to the bottom of the Grand Canyon that taught me about the amazing properties of wool. Most of us think of wool as the fabric for our winter sweaters or hats, but as I shopped at outdoor and campi... Read more
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