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
I completely understand what you're going through. Almost every time I drink alcohol I binge eat. It's horrible. I'm trying naltrexone right now and it's helping. I'd love an accountability buddy!... Read more
Tonight Hubby told me he's scared that he's going to end up like his dad who is very obese and mountains of health problems as a result, so he's jumping on the wagon with me! Hubby's not obese but was on the path. Now we're getting healthy together.... 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
Here at SparkPeople, we like to sweat--really, really sweat. Whether it's a quick sprint up the stairs after lunch to get the heart pumping, a long run beside the river or a jump-rope-slash-strength-training circuit that results in puddles on the... Read more
Whether it's the holiday season sneaking around the corner, summer activities, school functions or the busy time at work, schedules become a carefully balanced juggling act. As a result, getting a healthy dinner on the table often takes a back se... Read more
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