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
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
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
Elevated cholesterol levels aren't caused by a high-cholesterol diet alone. The fact is, a combination of factors affect your cholesterol levels. There are two main categories of risks that contribute to high cholesterol—those that you can&... Read more
Recently Lori, a client of mine, called me angry, upset and discouraged. She had just returned from her yearly physical, which she had been eagerly anticipating. Though she hadn't reached her weight-loss goal, Lori had made many lifestyle c... Read more
I have a problem (well, possibly), my health has gone really downhill recently- hair,nails,skin..etc and I really think I need to have a thyroid test because I'm actually GAINING as well. My mother thinks I'm over reacting and won't take me. Advice?... Read more
Though I've only been on this journey for 2 weeks, I am already beginning to feel the improvement in my body. I have more energy. My skin is tightening up but not as cushy like I felt when I gained more weight. I have greater stamina. And my mood is... Read more
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
I have found that tracking works, keeps me focused on my program and keeps me accountable to not only myself but to the Spark Community. I use and take advantage of the Spark People Nutrition and Fitness Charts, with using their menu suggestions and... Read more
Editor's Note: February is Heart Health month, aimed at bringing awareness to the #1 killer in America. Today we're sharing an interview with Dr. Patrice Desvigne-Nickens on behalf of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI... Read more
One of the most serious problems associated with menopause is the increased risk of bone loss as a result of hormonal shifts. This is the first of series of four blogs I'll be writing on bone health, and in this blog I'll cover information on... Read more
So yesterday I received my Health Risk Appraisal in my inbox from a wellness fair I had recently attended at work. I had been excited to see it because I thought I was doing fairly decent overall, and I expected numbers to be much better than they we... Read more
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