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
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
There is a lot of misinformation out there about dieting and exercise. People DO want sustainable results, but many can’t judge the difference between quick fixes and the legitimate, permanent strategies for losing weight. Common... 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
I have struggled with weight issues since I went on my first diet at age 6, and I am now 52. For years, doctors told me I had a "borderline thyroid" problem, whatever that really means. Now, of course, as I am getting older the weight is going up, an... Read more
I'm new to Spark People, so I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, but here it goes. I recently joined Weight Watchers (like, last Tuesday) because after 3 kids, I now have 50 lbs to lose. The recommended daily points for me ar... Read more
Just found sparkpeople and hope it will help. I workout weekly and eat pretty healthy but cannot lose weight. I vary my exercise routine daily between, bodyflow, weights, biking, walking, HIIT, cardio walking and ballet workouts. I am doing a detox... 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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