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 think it's great that more and more people are becoming aware of the links between health, diet, physical fitness and beauty and mental fitness.
What you eat and what you do for exercise have such a huge effect on well-being!... Read more
Day #3. I had a few health issues and was put on steroids. I gained 20lbs I went from 150 lbs to 170 lbs in 3 weeks I actually want to get to 145. I've lost 5 lbs so far I think this is helping a lot.... Read more
I've been back on my health kick since February and so for have lost 30lbs.I've just recently added one "vegetarian day" to my weeks. But, i can't seem to find many good tasting(non-meat) protein options.Does anyone have any ideas?... 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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