It's blamed for a host of ailments: headaches, digestive distress, weight gain, poor immune function, hormonal disruption, and even behavioral problems in children. But does gluten, the natural-occurring protein found in wheat, barley, rye and so... Read more
It’s a classic question with no right or wrong answer. If you want an effective strength training workout, should you use free weights or machines? Which option will help you reach your goals? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice... Read more
In diabetes meal planning, blood sugar control is the main goal. Typically, people with diabetes are advised to follow carbohydrate-controlled diets in order to minimize blood sugar spikes and manage their disease. Since many foods contain carbohydra... Read more
Welcome to SparkPeople, America's most active weight-loss and healthy living website! This article will introduce you to all of the SparkPeople features that can help adults take control of pre-diabetes. Studies have shown that by making healthy... Read more
Yes, it's possible to eat certain foods and boost your longevity. Often labeled "super foods," these foods have the ability to not only strengthen the immune system, but to also fight disease, and lower body fat and cholesterol.All of these... Read more
I'm extremely new to working out but I've been doing C25K so I've been walking/running but I've added in walking/walking backwards. I'm trying to alternate days doing these two activities but I think I would benefit from additional exercises. I was t... Read more
I began my journey nine weeks ago. In the course of doing research for recipes I discovered the SparkPeople.com website and I am very happy I did. Already I have located some great recipes and some excellent insight into some issues with working out... Read more
I have started here on Spark and the first few days when I did the daily report it stated that I under did potasium, Magnesium, and calcium. I had not done any of the meal plans the site offeres during those days. So today I showed the meal plans an... Read more
My doctor gave me a strict diet to follow for many reasons, overweight and having some health issues. The diet is widely used at his hospital ( UCLA ). Based on the restrictions and items before does anyone else follow this diet? I'm not sure it has... Read more
Body building sites have great work out and diet plans. Most of the plans include step by step weight training , cardio and diet plans. The diet plans are simple and balanced . They also have other great tips for over all health.... Read more
I have done so much better tracking everything now that I can access Sparkpeople from my Ipod! It goes with me wherever I go and using the app for Sparkpeople is SO EASY!! So load it up, and watch the pounds start to disappear!104... Read more
Where does the time go? Every day, week and month that goes by, I am always in disbelief at how fast time passes. Now we're already into spring (can you believe it?) and summer is going to be here before we know it. I don’t know about you,... Read more
Approximately 45 million people attempt to lose weight each year using a variety of dieting approaches. Although most diet plans use the general weight loss formula of calories in versus calories out, exactly how they use and apply that formula can v... Read more
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