Imagine experiencing severe abdominal pain, along with alternating bouts of both constipation and diarrhea. Even worse, your doctor can find no physical explanation or effective treatment for you, despite these very real symptoms. Unfortunately, this... Read more
Hypothyroidism, the chronic condition of an under-active thyroid, affects millions of Americans. It's most commonly caused by chronic autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto's disease, and can result in a variety of symptoms, including: weight ga... Read more
Even the most dedicated exercisers suffer from fitness setbacks from time to time. Whether it's losing our workout mojo or over-scheduling ourselves, we're human (think: imperfect). But what if you could prevent those setbacks from ever ... Read more
This article has been a long time coming. In fact, it’s probably several years overdue. Why? Because… I’m a closet procrastinator.
I’ve been too aware for too long that I’ve suffered this affliction. In college, 73... Read more
Achooo! Is it a cold? Is it the flu? You may not know what you have, but you know you feel terrible. When SparkPeople members feel under the weather, they usually have the same questions: "What should I eat? Should I still count my calories? If... Read more
If your PT clears you for non-weight bearing exercise, try swimming, water aerobics, or seated workouts until you're able to walk again. You might be able to do recumbent bike if you keep the resistance low. There are options for every ability level.... Read more
Yesterday we had no school because we had snow both me and my neighbor have 3 kids of identical ages (5 almost 6, 8, 10 years old). I went outside with mine yesterday once the snow stopped to clear the driveway and my minivan. This morning we were... Read more
When it gets hard to get in all the water you should drink I go for either sparkling water with lemon or lime (other fruits would work as well) or Clear American (available at Wal-Mart), which is also a easy way to sneak in some vitamins as some of t... Read more
Here at SparkPeople, we love seeing other companies help communities reach healthy, positive goals—and Meta is doing just that! This summer, Metamucil® underwent an evolution to become part of a full line of wellness products called M... Read more
Editor's Note: We had a chance to sit down and chat with former NFL football player and current television star, Michael Strahan, who was kind enough to share with us his tips on balancing fitness, nutrition and motivation while leading a busy li... Read more
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