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Free Health Risk Appraisal Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Free Health Risk Appraisal.

Mastering the Mysteries of Motivation

Do you often find yourself wondering where your motivation went? Do you suddenly revert back to your “old ways” without really understanding why? If this sounds familiar, you may have some basic misconceptions about motivation: what...  Read more

The Buzz on Caffeine

Caffeine: Most of us can't get through the day without it. Whether brewing a fresh pot of coffee in the morning, enjoying lunch with a refreshing can of cola, or recharging in the afternoon with an energy drink, we have many routines and food rit...  Read more

Waist-to-Hip Ratio Estimates Health Risk

Ever notice how some people can have big bellies but lean legs, or how women tend to store most of their fat in their thighs, hips, and butt? These are examples of fat distribution, which refers to where your body typically stores the fat, no matter...  Read more

The Unbounded Power of Whole Grains

Using a new method, researchers have discovered that whole grains like corn, whole wheat, oats and brown rice can have as much–or more–antioxidant, anti-cancer activity as vegetables and fruits. Previously, the antioxidant potential o...  Read more

Moderate Exercise Prevents Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is difficult to beat, so prevention is extremely important. A Canadian study in the International Journal of Cancer, has found that moderate recreational and work-related physical activity may reduce a woman's risk of this dis...  Read more

I miss Health News!
Updated 7/8/2014 9:55:15 PM

I learned a lot about things going on in medicine and science through the Health News feature. I'm disappointed that it's gone. I understand that there may be reasons for this decision that I don't know about, but I thought I'd just give you that fee...  Read more

Is BMI an accurate judge of health?
Updated 6/23/2014 9:51:48 AM

I'm 4 feet 11 and have been maintaining a weight of 57kgs for a couple of years. My BMI is roughly 25.6. I'm considered moderately obese. The healthy range is 18 to 23. That means I have to lose about 20 to 30lbs to be healthy! Really?! ...  Read more

Need a lactose free ice cream recipe
Updated 6/18/2014 10:36:25 PM

Does anyone have a home made ice cream recipe that does not use milk? We are having our annual family reunion soon and the highlight of the day is multiple churns of home made ice cream...vanilla, chocolate, Butterfinger, peach, banana walnut .....  Read more

What Happened To Health News?
Updated 6/19/2014 1:38:49 AM

I know there was a recent post about "hustling for points". I'm aware that many do it, but I seriously enjoy the articles and reading the daily health news was a favorite. It seems to be gone. I've also noticed that things change up time to time....  Read more

Health News
Updated 6/16/2014 10:10:38 PM

Where did the daily Health Articles go. It was my favorite part of sparkpeople....  Read more

How to NOT get common upper respiratory infections

The New York Times just published an article demonstrating that gargling with salt water can significantly reduce your risk of catching a cold or the flu. Who knew?? So simple... very low risk and costs less than pennies. http://www.nytimes.com/2010...  Read more

silver sneakers

Free membership for classes with the Silver Sneakers with insurance plans for seniors at the YMCA and other health clubs.306...  Read more

Calling All Vegetarians & Vegans

If you're a vegetarian, vegan, semi-vegetarian, or just interested in a cruelty-free lifestyle, join us here! Get tips for making the transition, dining out, cooking and more....  Read more

In the News: The Fastest Way to Improve Your Diet

A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. The Fastest Way To Improve Your DietFind out why eating leafy green vegetables can have a tremendous impact on your diet for very little effort. From MindBodyGreenLow blood...  Read more

BPA Is Not Just in Plastics

For nearly two years we have heard about the dangers and potential health risks of plastic bottles due to a chemical known as bisphenol A or BPA. In response to concerns regarding water bottles, baby bottles and plastic storage containers, plastic gu...  Read more