Who’s to blame for the obesity epidemic? The suspects are many, from television to schools to parents. A growing number of people are arguing that one culprit – the food and beverage industry – is getting off relatively scot-free.
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We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness? Just as there is plenty of questionable diet and weight-loss advice going around, some exercise "rules" that people live by are downright misleading, misguided or... Read more
Is water important? Well let’s see, other than making up 50%-60% of our bodies, regulating body temperature, helping our breathing, transporting nutrients, carrying away waste and helping our muscles function, water is pretty much useless. Oh,... Read more
Looking for more ways to become a healthier you? Here are 10 great ideas you can use any day, every day.
1. Drink a glass of water. Water is an essential nutrient for life. But beyond that, you just plain feel better when you’re well... Read more
The scale can be a valuable tool in any weight-loss journey. It can tell you where you started and help you track your progress. It's the tool people use most as a measure of success--or failure.
As useful as the scale can be, don't forg... Read more
Getting ready to celebrate. Only 1.8 pounds from my original goal weight!! That will be about 55 pounds!! What are you awesome sparkers celebrating? Everything counts. From a small goal to a large.... Read more
Im a 29 yr old CA girl...and back on spark after gaining back lbs and am now 172 goal of 130..starting to get food on track, next hurdle back to exercising. Always love accountability partners and just sparkfriends in general!... Read more
Hi, I started in 2011 and got sidetracked. Weighed in back then at 278. I am now down to 243. I have lost the 35 pounds in the last 3 months. I really need motivation and support as I continue on this life long journey. I am watching my carb int... Read more
Needing a little motivation today. I hurt my back the other day so haven't been exercising. Hoping to get back to it tomorrow, but feeling kinda down and crabby today, and that's when I want to eat all kinds of junk.... Read more
My new trick for NOT testing my baking too much is...I watch a weight loss show while I'm busy in the kitchen. I had to make a wedding cake yesterday and while I was icing it I was watching 'Last 10 pounds Boot Camp'. That stopped me from licking my... Read more
Do pesky fruit flies hover around your fresh produce? Find out how you can get them out of your kitchen.Fruit Flies 101Adult fruit flies (Drosiphila melanogaster) range in size from 1 to 2 millimeters, have red eyes and tan or brownish body... Read more
Fasting has long been touted as a healthy process with many benefits such as cleaning the system, ridding the body of so-called toxins, benefiting the intestinal track, boosting metabolism, and jumpstarting weight loss. However none of these notions... Read more
Today I'm Googling how to get rid of back fat that I didn't even know I had until I was trying on a friend's tank top to get an idea of how Spiegel does their sizing, looked in the mirror, turned to the side and there it was. Back fat!!! Ewwwwwww!!!... Read more
QUESTION: Dear Fun and Fit: Yikes! What do I do for the ole lady back???? I have love handles in the back area. I know I need to lose a few pounds but this is a big problem area for me!! Thanks, Terry in Santa Barbara
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