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Healthy Habits Web Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Healthy Habits Web.

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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

SHERRY'S GETTING HEALTHY, NO MORE DIETING!!!
Updated 8/20/2014 6:21:53 PM

For the past few months I have been walking, trying to get in 10,000 steps or more I have taken over 600,000 steps since June the 1st, but my eating hasnt change much, still eating junk. Last week I hurt my calf muscle, and I took a week off from...  Read more

Renewing my faith in becoming a healthier me
Updated 8/20/2014 4:25:07 AM

I have been on this roller-coaster ride for many years now. I would get motivated to lose weight and I might lose about 10 lbs but that's it. I end up going back to my normal weight. You see I call my weight normal. No it's not normal because I feel...  Read more

Heart healthy and cheap?
Updated 8/11/2014 10:07:36 PM

This is a dilema for me.I live in a very rural area. Really, there are 2 grocery stores, the nearest is approx 30 miles. There's no such thing as "bargains",there,it's more like "take it or leave it".It frustrates me SO MUCH! 234...  Read more

feeling healthy
Updated 8/17/2014 11:08:39 AM

After a long talk with myself (yes, I do answer myself out loud), I have decided that the numbers just aren't that important anymore. Yes, I would like to weigh about 30 or 40 pounds less, but is that what I am really aiming for? I think that for m...  Read more

any ideas for healthy potluck?
Updated 8/23/2014 6:52:32 AM

We're going to a potluck picnic and would appreciate some ideas on what I can bring that is healthy. Thanks...  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