The idea that alcohol may be good for your heart has been around for a while. While moderate drinking may offer health benefits, drinking more can cause a host of health problems. So should you turn to alcohol to protect your heart? Here's what y... Read more
You're committing to a healthier lifestyle for plenty of reasons. Whether you want to look better, feel stronger or live longer, you know that regular exercise, adequate sleep and healthy eating can help us do all of those things—and more. Thos... Read more
If you're concerned about heart health, then you probably take steps to reduce your cholesterol and keep your blood pressure in check. But there's another important measure you should be aware of: your triglycerides. People with high triglyce... Read more
If you’re reading this, chances are pretty good that you don’t have a metabolism that lets you eat as much as you want without ever gaining an ounce. Maybe (like me) you’re even at the other extreme, where it seems like all you have... Read more
We hear it all the time—you changed your habits and lost weight steadily, but after awhile, that progress halted. You’ve been stuck at the same weight for days, weeks, or even months. There’s nothing more frustrating t... Read more
So, after having to stop the hCG diet due to the horrible side effects (you can read more about my hCG journey on my blog here) a few months ago, I finally feel like I have my health back enough to kickstart that ol' metabolism again. I have what I... Read more
This is kind of a strange topic given most people join Spark People to shed the pounds through dieting, but had a few questions for people who have a very high metabolism.
First, I am very active. Bike to work 3 out of 4 days / week (16 mile rou... Read more
I have tracked my calories before...and have started tracking again and same problem is here. I have to force myself to break 1000 calories count each day; 800 is about my average. I can't lose weight. Have a permanently damaged my metabolism and... Read more
Perhaps this is completely irrational of me, but I am very worried that, somehow, my metabolism is going to drop or that it already has. Despite "dieting," I'm definitely not as hungry as I "felt" before I started tracking calories--and it may have b... Read more
Calorie cycling is a theory and method that helps to lose, maintain, or gain weight by eating a different amount of calories each day. The theory is that it keeps your metabolism guessing.... Read more
Dietitians and health professionals have known for a long time that a certain amount of healthy fats are necessary in the diet. We regularly hear in the media about The Mega Benefits of Omega-3's. I have blogged previously about including Omega 9ís i... Read more
Need another reason to get fit? New research shows that endurance-trained athletes have a higher resting metabolism than those who don't exercise. This suggests that they burn energy faster than sedentary people even without exercising--and the dif... Read more
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