Step into any supermarket these days and you’re sure to find a wide variety of organic foods on the shelves. From produce, milk and meat to breakfast cereals and snack foods, consumers have their pick of certified organic products—a far c... Read more
When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo... Read more
I consider my diet to be pretty healthy. I'm willing to try a wide variety of foods, but there is one thing that I've never been able to eat: seafood. My parents love fish and seafood, so growing up, I tried all kinds. The only seafood I... Read more
When you need some protein in a pinch, these grab-and-go snacks will do the trick! All of these filling options are easily transportable for a quick energy boost, anytime and anywhere. Whether you prefer sweet, savory, light or hearty, there's a... Read more
So, you’re looking for a fast, portable and veggie-packed lunch that you can easily take with you to work. What’s the first thing that comes to mind? Salad, of course! Salads are versatile, quick to throw together, and jam-packed with nut... Read more
Went to the doctor yesterday and he says I'm in normal weight range and my BMI is below 30 even though I'm still 14 pounds away from my goal. Feels great since almost a year ago we were talking about being almost 300 pounds and going on insulin.... Read more
Hit a personal best today. Went for my usual walk and did 4 miles. I have never come close to doing that far distance at once. Felt so proud of myself. Felt even better when I got home and saw that I lost another pound. Have lost a total of 6 lbs!... Read more
So I recently went back to the gym after having surgery. I trained legs a few days ago and now I can barely straighten my right leg when walking because my calves are sooo tight. I drink a lot of water and I just drank a bottle of Gatorade. Help!... Read more
Just like a car, before you start your day....stretch. Something that simple can make you feel great and motivated. Not to mention, it's a nice morning greeting to your body to take on the day.... Read more
When it gets hard to get in all the water you should drink I go for either sparkling water with lemon or lime (other fruits would work as well) or Clear American (available at Wal-Mart), which is also a easy way to sneak in some vitamins as some of t... Read more
Do you often find health and wellness taking a backseat to... well, almost everything else in your life? Between work, family, friends and hobbies, it can be hard to keep a date with your treadmill. But studies show that working to find just 30 minut... Read more
If you've been around SparkPeople for a while, you've probably heard us say it over and over (and over): Every single minute of fitness adds up. And it's true! Each active choice you make, no matter how small, contributes to your health o... Read more
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