I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis... Read more
When I was a kid, I played four-square on the playground and learned to eat three square meals a day. Now my meals are supposed to be shaped like a pyramid and I've heard I’m supposed to be eating them six times a day. Is anyone besides me... Read more
Consistency, so important to the SparkPeople System, is something our society often overlooks. People are so focused on wanting things now that they aren't willing to spend the time consistently doing small things over time. This attitude results... Read more
Heart disease is not a disease that only affects men. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease kills more than 500,000 women annually. In 2001, well over half of the people who died from heart disease were women.
Yet... Read more
So you've decided to adopt a heart-healthy diet. That doesn't mean that you have to give up all delicious foods. You can have it all--even dessert! It just means that you need to be smart about your choices of sweet treats. We've rounded... Read more
So my fridge/freezer doesn't work, if you make the freezer cold enough to actually freeze things, the top two shelves of the fridge freeze as well, but if you turn it down, the freezer doesn't freeze them at all, it just makes them cold and wet, whil... Read more
Well, I just had my first binge since starting to track my food three weeks ago. I just mindlessly stuffed my face with my roommates left-over baked potatoes. As far as binging is concerned and compared to previous binges, this was just a small episo... Read more
I just made another mini-goal: to reach 170 lbs by today, Apr. 26!
Today is special because I am driving to meet up with my oldest friend and we have not seen each other since August 2013 when I was at my heaviest. I imagine she will note the... Read more
I'm thinking about purchasing a mini-cycle and was wondering if anyone had any experience with them. It wouldn't be something to replace my current exercise routine or gym membership, but something additional to add activity while I'm working at hom... Read more
Tight control of BP (blood pressure) in diabetics lowers the risk of strokes, heart attacks and heart failure and slows the progression of diabetic kidney disease...Read more at the link below... Read more
Most of us have heard of hypochondria--you know the obsessive belief that you have some dreaded illness due to symptoms that you are experiencing or have developed related to that illness. But now that we have the world at our finger tips via the wo... Read more
According to the National Stroke Association, a stroke or "brain attack" is the third leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disability. Since up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable, knowing what you can do to r... Read more
I just received a call that my mom had a mini stroke.
Actually she had it Friday. For some reason my sisters
could find my phone number. Facebook to the rescue.
They have my number now. Mom called the youngest
daughter all upset and not ma... Read more
I started this lifestyle change back in June of 2011. In October, I had a mini-stroke, known in the medical community as a TIA (transient ischemic attack). Between June and October I had lost
25 lbs, was exercising at least four days a week, had... Read more
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