Today, there are abundant ways to get your water. Tap water, mineral water, spring water, fitness water, water from bottles, water filters, water coolers, and the list goes on and on. What works? What are the differences among them? How... Read more
Going to the drug store lately can feel a little like a Saturday morning trip to the candy shop, with dozens and dozens of colorful vitamin and mineral supplements to choose from! Can’t you just sample a little bit of everything?
If you&rs... Read more
It's hot. The sun is beating down on your face and back. You feel your skin starting to cook and know that if you don't head for shade or reach for sunscreen quick you'll end up looking like a boiled lobster tomorrow. But what sunscreen s... Read more
Health experts agree that we need to eat more whole grains for optimal health. But most people don’t know what whole grains are. They have been shown to reduce the risks of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity, but knowing the he... Read more
It’s true. A carbohydrate-rich diet can inflate appetite and girth. Low-carb diets do promote short-term weight loss, but are accompanied by some severe dangers. So what should you do? The truth is, you can have your carbs and eat them too&mdas... Read more
Back in July, I began having heart palpitations and arrythmias. I had a resting pulse of 100 bpm. I was eating healthy and going to the gym 3-4 times a week. Suddenly, about mid-July I began having the symptoms. Just walking to the mailbox was e... Read more
I'm having a difficult time getting nutrients like magnesium, etc. Can anyone out there help me reach my goals with out having to eat the whole green section at the grocery store? I'm also not big on supplements as most of them are more like eating... Read more
I did some research and found that the top 5 nutrients for energy is Potassium, Iron, Magnesium, Zine, and Vitamin E. No matter what I seem to eat though, I just can't reach those goals for the day. Sodium (tracking just for general purpose) seems... Read more
I am a migraine sufferer and my doctor told me to take the following to help. I am asking this question because now that I am using sparkpeople to eat and live better, I am wondering if i really need all the extra supplements or not. I would love opi... Read more
Having a clear understanding of how the enzymes work in my body is a key element for success my weight loss. Enzymes are just a pieces of the digestive puzzle. For enzymes to actually perform thousands of tasks , they need help from vitamins and m... Read more
One of the most concerning physical changes that occurs in postmenopausal women is an accelerated loss in bone mineral density within the first several years after menopause. The rate of postmenopausal bone loss can vary for each woman, a... Read more
Tai Chi has become an increasingly popular form of exercise for all age groups, but current research has shown how it can be especially beneficial for older individuals. This graceful sequence of gentle, flowing movement combines physical... Read more
Funny, remember the doctor's visit I told you about? Where I had great values and all? Back in July? I asked her if I could get a Vitamin D test, and she wouldn't give it to me, telling me that insurance would not cover it! Ah well.
A couple of... Read more
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