SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar... Read more
Studies show that the vast majority of people who lose 50 percent or more of their body weight (whether through surgery or lifestyle change) report being unhappy with their bodies later. Why? Because even after all the work and the weight loss, losin... Read more
Have you noticed that every magazine you pick up lately has advertisements for the many ways we can look younger than our chronological years? There are ads for injections and creams to remove our wrinkles, surgery to zap away our fat, and hair... Read more
Snoring—that loud, hoarse breathing during sleep—is a nuisance, whether it affects you personally or the person you share a bed with. And that's a lot of people, since 37 million people are consistent snorers, according to the Nationa... Read more
When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is... Read more
I am 10 days post opp and trying to start eating food. I am having a hard time eating anything without feeling very sick. I feel very weak throughout the day and I think it is because I have no food in me. Is this normal? Any advice to help me feel... Read more
I am having a hard time controlling my calories with this pain and worry. Have had to give up all my favorite activities like Zumba and yoga. Could use a kind word to help me stay motivated.... Read more
Clawing back from surgery. Still hurts to walk but wearing fitbit to try and get more steps in. Feel like I've regressed a lot in many areas. Small obtainable daily goals,are my starting point. Trying to be patient with myself but ...... Read more
Yep depends on the surgery. Generally you should be able to walk a bit further each day. And take your pain meds.....you will be much worse off if you don't take them and as a result refrain from moving (not assuming this is you, just spkng from exp)... Read more
Sign up to a gym/fitness centre near your place of work. Get changed at work if you can so there is no excuse of going home to get changed and then felling like you can't be bothered to go back out again.... Read more
Here's a quick roundup of the top health stories of the week. Some are serious, some are interesting, and some are just plain weird! Top Medical Breakthroughs of 2008Obama's SparkStreak Weight Loss Surgery Reverses Diabetes in TeensDrug Makers Volunt... Read more
In recognition of National School Lunch Week (NSLW) 2011, we’ve created an infographic about the childhood obesity epidemic. It’s important that we help students understand where food comes from and the nutritional benefits that go... Read more
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