PMS. Three little letters that spell dread and discomfort for millions of women every month. It is reported that more than half and perhaps as many as 85 percent of all women experience discomfort related to menstruation, common referred to as Premen... Read more
A cool weather vegetable that produces tight, creamy white heads, cauliflower is actually part of the cabbage family. Cauliflower can be difficult to grow, but the best advice is to continually water and feed your plants, especially when they are you... Read more
Peas are easy to grow; once established, they require little more than watering and harvesting. There are several types of peas, including shelling, snap, snow and sugar pod peas.
5-11 (Find your hardiness zone.)
When to... Read more
Spinach is intolerant of heat and "bolts" easily unless you plant specific heat-tolerant varieties. Spinach can be Savoy (curly)-leafed or smooth-leafed and is a delicious additive to soups, sandwiches, smoothies and salads.
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There are two kinds of people in this world: People who have had muscle cramps and people who will experience them sooner or later.
Muscle cramps happen to almost everyone, and for a lot of different reasons. Vigorous exercise can certainl... Read more
I don't know what I did yesterday but I was on a 10k walk and about half way through I got a sharp pain in the top of my left foot. I thought it was my lases tied to tight so I loosened them off but it only got worse. I stopped for awhile but contin... Read more
I have always been that exerciser that feels like if I'm not sweating like crazy I'm not really getting a good work out. But now that I'm still recovering from a broken foot, I'm doing even the worst thing possible....nothing. Its not like I'm in all... Read more
I had foot surgery two months ago. all year I have been slowly losing weight but with surgery decreased activity and increased boredom I was really worried about reversing my hard earned weight loss back so I joined sparks. it has been so helpful t... Read more
I'm not panicked because I know I didn't eat over 20,000 calories lol. I actually ate normally on Thanksgiving and got in 6 servings of vegetables and a normal 2,100 calories. I only drank water all day too. When I weighed in the morning before exerc... Read more
I fell off my back porch yesterday and broke my foot. 46
I am an avid exerciser. Now what can I do to keep the habit going? I was going to the gym almost every day. I did the elliptical for 30 minutes and the 30 minute circuit training (like the... Read more
A plateau could be caused by fluid retention, irregularity, or because you’re started to lose fat tissue & gain more lean body tissue, so you are getting leaner!Don't give up! Weight lose will resume again.If your low on magnesium and vitamin D and... Read more
We have all said the magic phrase, "I feel fat" at one time or another. While it may be a common saying, does it accurately describe what we are feeling? What exactly does fat feel like? If fat doesn't have a feeling, what exactly are we feeling? Loo... Read more
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