As a parent or guardian, we are sure you feel concerned about what your child will be doing online, and we are too. SparkTeens.com was created as a resource for 13- to 17-year-olds. We try to offer age-appropriate information and resources about heal... Read more
Bogus exercise equipment and nutrition scams have been assaulting us for about as long as anyone can remember. According to author Dr. James Harvey Young, the scams date back as early as 1630. That was the year Nicholas Knopp of Massachusetts Bay was... Read more
It makes perfect sense. Instead of driving to work and back each day—which uses gas and does absolutely nothing for your rear or your stress level—you bike your way to work, miss the traffic, burn some calories, get an energy boost, and s... 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
If your pet is well-socialized and enjoys playing with other animals, a trip to the dog park is a great way to help him get some exercise and meet new four-legged friends. But before you head out the door there are several rules and precautions to co... Read more
I am a 71 year old widow that is obese and I have to make this work this time. I need a lot of support and motivation as I am not good with sticking to something for very long. My doctor gave me an ultimatum to start loosing weight in one month or g... Read more
Hi everyone! I am 39 and soon to be married to my wonderful sweetheart. 6 years ago I lost 85 pounds and have kept it off for the most part. I fluctuate in a 10 pound range of 165-175. Since I moved in with my Fiance and our combined 13 (10 at home)... Read more
I've been very sore from being on my feet for about 34-36 hours a week- mostly walking. My activity level has shot up drastically. I'm burning about 500-700 more calories per day than I was on some of my more sedentary days. However, I'm not actually... Read more
Ive started my journey Jan 2014 ive ask God for wisdom in learning how to eat healthy an to work on the inside as well as outside. ive struggled so many years of meeting others needs instead of my own so this year is about changing me an learning to... Read more
During my time in Spark people, I've been able to learn how to deal with stress and to stop using food as a way to escape my feelings. Still I'm not perfect and there are parts of my life that I cannot control: My parents are going through a divorce... Read more
The ongoing debate over plastic has been a hot topic for the past year. Last week I shared that BPA is not just in plastics but can also be found in metal-based food and beverage cans. A common question came up in the comments asking about the hea... Read more
Genes are the blueprints of every part of an organism. Foods that have had foreign genes inserted into their genetic codes are called genetically engineered or bio engineered foods. Genetic Engineering can be done to plants, animals or microorganisms... Read more
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