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Healthy Habits Web Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Healthy Habits Web.

Take a Good Look at Your Child's Weight

Today so many people are overweight or obese that it is sometimes viewed as the norm. This is making it difficult for parents to recognize whether their own child has a weight problem. A recent study surveyed the parents of almost 300...  Read more

Top 10 Things You'd Be Surprised You Can Do at SparkPeople

With thousands of features on the site and new ones launching every day, it's easy to miss some here and there. It's not unusual to hear a long-time member say "I never knew SparkPeople had this!" and sometimes, it refers to a featu...  Read more

The Benefits of Eating Together

"Come and get it!" It may be dinnertime, but when was the last time your family sat down and enjoyed a mealtogether? With music lessons, ball practice, play rehearsal, and work schedules, it can be tough. Rounding up the troops for an eveni...  Read more

How America Grew

Highlights on food and America from the past 50 years: 1950’s – USDA creates four basic food groups: milk, meat, fruits and vegetables, and breads and cereals. 1954 – Swanson unveils the first TV dinners. Shoveling...  Read more

Lose Twice the Weight by Tracking Your Food

You hear all the time that to lose weight, you should track what you eat. Well, a 2008 study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that keeping a "food diary" may double your weight loss efforts. Researchers fr...  Read more

Healthy Kids
Updated 7/15/2014 2:05:07 PM

My son is 10 and over weight. A large part of his problem is nutrition and portion control. I tried to set him up on the site so I could show him how much sugar and calories are in some of the foods he over indulges in and how it adds up - so I can...  Read more

I know support works on the web
Updated 7/21/2014 4:52:58 PM

I gave up smoking 3 years ago with support on the web. Now I am ready to lose weight the same way. Anyone want to start with me and help each other. No one knows what we go through when we try to lose, except us. So lets get started. Sue...  Read more

How can I add healthy CARBS to my diet
Updated 7/17/2014 4:54:45 PM

I've been tracking everything I eat for a few weeks. My problem is that most days I do not get enough carbohydrates. I eat 3 - 4 servings of fruit and 3 - 5 serving of veggies everyday. Most days I eat about 90 - 100 grams of CARBS. The only time I...  Read more

New Habits Begin Today
Updated 7/13/2014 12:22:57 AM

I'm a writer by trade and unfortunately live most of my life behind a desk and keyboard. My life has become mostly sedentary and it's not good. I found out in March that I will be a father in November and I definitely do NOT want to be a fat dad. In...  Read more

Healthy Life
Updated 7/13/2014 12:20:54 AM

Hi my name is Tonya and I am new to the site. I have been overweight for awhile now and it is just getting worse ever since I quit smoking 3 months ago. Now that I was able to kick the smoking habit I now am able to tackle my weight issues. I am l...  Read more

How to avoid "sabotage" snacking

Upon opening the refrigerator to mindlessly graze, ask: "Do I really need to eat right now, or am I snacking because I'm stressed, tired, or bored?" If it's really the scheduled time to snack, choose a healthy snack instead of the comfort food. If...  Read more

Mindless eating

I found myself gaining weight while eating and surfing the web or watching TV....  Read more

College Students

This group is for college students who are looking to get healthier and need a little support from those in a similar situation...  Read more

Enter the SparkPeople Web Search Sweepstakes

We're excited to announce more improvements to our "Web Search" page--PLUS a new contest and a chance to earn more SparkPoints!Most Internet users like to set a search engine such as Google or Yahoo as their homepage, and some people like to customiz...  Read more

Cyberchondria: Is it all in your Head?

Most of us have heard of hypochondria--you know the obsessive belief that you have some dreaded illness due to symptoms that you are experiencing or have developed related to that illness. But now that we have the world at our finger tips via the wo...  Read more