You know the filter in your furnace only lasts three months before it gets clogged with cat hair, and you're diligent about getting the oil in your car changed every 3,000 miles. But do you pay attention to all the recommended tune-ups and mainte... Read more
Spending a good 60 minutes on the treadmill is a surefire way to make you feel accomplished. After completing the machine's fat-burning workout, you feel great and quite proud of yourself as you stare at the number flashing on the screen: 752 cal... Read more
In this video, Denise explains how to get started with your SparkPeople program by navigating your Start page. Learn how to find your free, customized tools (Nutrition Tracker, Meal Plans, Fitness Tracker, Weigh-In page and SparkDiet stage), articles... Read more
Editor's Note: Every day, regular people just like you are losing weight, getting fit and improving their lives by using SparkPeople. Who knows better about what it really takes to lose weight the healthy way than other members like you? That'... Read more
Editor's Note: Every day, regular people just like you are losing weight, getting fit and improving their health by using SparkPeople. So we figured, who knows better about what it really takes to lose weight the healthy way than our members? Rec... Read more
Just officially started my health journey today for my mind body heart soul & spirit. Thought it would be best to "really" start when I'm mentally physically & spiritually ready tht way I'm guaranteed to succeed. Will track calories everyday.... Read more
Today I begin my path to health and strength. This is in honor of the strongest person I know, my sister. Today is her first chemo treatment. I am angry and sad she doesn't deserve this but I am going to give her as much strength as I can! Love you!... Read more
I need some suggestions for a beginner program. Gained almost 100 pounds after giving up smoking 8 years ago and I have Multiple Sclerosis which makes me pretty sedentary. I've talked to my doctor and he gave the ok. Any suggestions?... Read more
Publix Pharmacy offers FREE diabetes screenings in partnership with CholestCheck, a health screening services company. Sign up for free diabetes newsletter and see optional screening tests (such as cholesterol and thyroid tests) are available for pur... Read more
How to Exercise With Health ConditionsThere are many benefits to be gained from regular exercise. It can lower blood pressure, improve heart function and blood sugar control, alleviate depression, ensure good sleep, decrease risk of cancer, and help... Read more
Alabama state workers who are obese have one year to slim down—or they'll have to start paying for health insurance. Beginning in 2010, Alabama, the second-heaviest state in the U.S., will start charging $25 a month if its 37,000 employees don't subm... Read more
You know how health insurance works: You pay a premium, you pay a deductible and sometimes you also pay a copay. It can feel like a lot of paying, all told. But health insurance doesn’t just have to cost you money. Health insurance companies ha... Read more
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