If you've ever scratched your arm or leg and left a trail of white flakes (who hasn't?), then you’ve seen the effects of dry skin. While uncomfortable, dry skin usually isn’t "serious," but it can make a formerly-smooth... Read more
Summer is the season for fresh produce—from your garden, the local farmers market, or nearby farms. It can be so tempting to buy in bulk—after all, you've waited all year for the perfect strawberry or tomato—and when you grow yo... Read more
Stress happens. No matter how organized you are, how good your systems are, or how friendly your work and living environments are, stress can find a way to poke its ugly head in from time to time. What can you do? Turn to a convenient Stress Bust... Read more
Many people struggle with pain. Whether it's short term from an injury or chronic due to disc issues, neuropathy or Fibromyalgia, we all want to find relief. Pain clinics and medical interventions are great places to begin, but some pain sufferer... Read more
When your legs ache, you can usually lie down and relax to alleviate your symptoms. But for people who suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS for short), relaxing only makes them hurt more. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as... Read more
Your calorie range will also go up if you exercise, as Spark factors those calories into your calorie load for the day. You can change that/disconnect it on the full site if you wish, or just stick to your original calorie number. Up to you!... Read more
Happy Saturday Sparkpeeps! I am awake & exercising! It was rough this morning & my muscles were cold & stiff, but I finally warmed up & moving on to the rest of what I wish for all of us: a good day! Eat well & exercise! What are YOU up to today? :)... Read more
Hi, I am not quite 50 yet but very close to it. I find the high impact exercises I use to do are more difficult for me now, but I still love to exercise. So my question is what do most of you over 50's do for exercise? I want to keep my weight traini... Read more
I just have to give a shout out to Philosophy Brand Bath and Shower Gels. They are the BEST smelling bath products I have ever used. I like the food flavors: red velvet cake, cinnamon hot dots, creamy white frosting, and crispy marshmallow treat.... Read more
Clean the shower after you (or someone else) has just had a nice hot shower. The steam loosens the gunk. Rather than using stinky commercial cleaners, try Avon Bubble Bath and an old bath pouf. Or, even better, shower, deep condition your hair, th... Read more
After a long, tough workout, an equally long, hot bath is just what I crave. If I'm feeling particularly sore, I add Epsom salts, which help reduce inflammation. You can buy expensive aromatherapy bath salts at department stores, but I don't like to... Read more
I used to weigh 460 pounds. Because of that, I have degenerative disease, herniated disks, pinched nerve bundles, arthritis, bad knees, and the list goes on. As a result of these things, I used to be the depression queen. My daily mantra was "I... Read more
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