Looking for ways to kick start your heart-healthy lifestyle? Start by looking at your diet. Poor food choices can have a negative effect on your heart, weight and overall health; but making small, sustainable changes to improve your diet can have a l... Read more
Fiber is one of the easiest nutrients to incorporate into your diet, and one of the most important. However, many Americans don’t get the much needed 25 to 30 grams recommended daily for a healthy diet. Insufficient fiber intake can increase yo... Read more
When you have diabetes, your diet plays a key role in controlling your blood sugar levels. SparkPeople strongly encourages everyone with diabetes to meet with a Registered Dietitian or a Certified Diabetes Educator in their area. These health profess... Read more
What do you look for when you’re checking out the nutrition facts on that macaroni and cheese box? Whether you’re one to zoom in on total calories or total carbs, you might be missing the real picture. Nutrition facts should be a part of... Read more
Finally-- here it is. You have been waiting to hear these words for years. The key to establishing life-long healthy habits! It's not a shake, a supplement, or an exercise gizmo. You have it already- right at your fingertips."I feel the most imp... Read more
I know that the recommended water intake for everyone is 8 cups a day, but I was wondering if there was an amount according to body weight? Someone mentioned this to me a while ago and I've never gotten around to asking (not too sure who to ask hones... Read more
I have had success with Spark People and I was really happy. Then I got a message that said that I should lower my calorie intake from 1200-1500 calories to 1200-1350. When I look at the numbers, it doesn't seem like a big deal. However, every day... Read more
Hi! I need help! I have had some real success with Spark People. I lost enough weight for the system to suggest that I lower my calorie intake from 1250-1500 calories per day to 1200-1350. When I read the numbers it doesn't seem like a big deal. Ho... Read more
Hello all, I'm writing to ask for your snack and easy/quick breakfast ideas that have a good amount of protein and fiber. I'm trying to up my protein/fiber intake so that I stay full on the healthy stuff, and avoid succumbing to the temptation of sup... Read more
After two days of having my fitbit, SP told me that I need to increase my calorie intake. I never logged my "inactive" walking before (the steps I take that aren't really exercise), but apparently my Fitbit logs it for me. So, now SP thinks I am exer... Read more
Constipation is a gastrointestinal issue for most diabetics. Causes: not enough water, low fiber foods, high meat intake, lack of exercise, stress, nerve damage, thyroid issues, improper food and improper fluid intake& even medication. Drink lots of... Read more
We are a community focused towards the health and well-being of all Oregonians. A team dedicated to encouraging spiritual growth, financial wellness, and improving physical and mental health.... Read more
As I was working yesterday, I heard a news report about a new heart health program by the American Heart Association. With an older brother that has already suffered a mild heart attack as well as a grandmother that died of heart related issues, I... Read more
A European Mediterranean eating style is considered a healthy way to eat by many health professionals. One primary reason is because of its plant based focus as well as that it is low in refined sugar and preservatives. These are very different eati... Read more
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