Full-fledged eating disorders are abnormal, disordered patterns of eating that become out-of-control. All types of eating disorders represent serious and immediate threats to the health, well-being, and happiness of the individuals caught up in them.... Read more
As a certified personal trainer, group exercise instructor and fitness writer, I know a lot about exercise and quite a bit about nutrition. I know what it takes to lose weight, be healthy and fuel my body properly. But for years I didn't practice... Read more
Digestion isn't the kind of thing you have to think about much. You eat, and well, digestion just happens. Usually we're more concerned with what we're eating (Is it delicious? Does it meet our nutritional needs?) than what happens after... Read more
We’ve all heard the lunch room chatter about people's latest diets and weight-loss escapades. Maybe you’ve even led the discussion by saying something like,"I am going to be ‘good’ today and only eat salads and fresh... Read more
When your legs ache, you can usually lie down and relax to alleviate your symptoms. But for people who suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS for short), relaxing only makes them hurt more. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as... Read more
If anyone out there can offer encouragement, it will mean so much. I have not had a computer so I just logged back on to Spark; I found I was supposed to meet my goal by 7/11. Not only have I not but I have gained 12 more pounds :( Now I am 50 pounds... Read more
I have been on sparkpeople on and off between pregnancies for years. Enjoy the challenges a lot, but now am a single mother of six and a overfulltime student and not enough time to commit. Last year I lost 30 lbs. partly from stress of the divorce et... Read more
I am down 17 pounds since I started 4/30/14. I am having a bad weekend due to friends who do not understand what I am going through. I am so sick of them saying we hating our body too. Yeah I wish I was 105 pound, too. Also last night while we we... Read more
I graduated college a little over a year ago, got engaged and am living with my fiancÚ. I was also the opposite of a lot of people when they went to college...instead of the freshman 15 I worked out and ate right and became the fittest I have ever be... Read more
This group is for people in their twenties who are trying to turn over a new leaf and get healthy. We are doing this to feel better and to be better role models for our friends and families.... Read more
When you think of childhood issues related to weight and health, overweight and obesity are probably the first two that come to mind. The media puts a lot of focus on kids who eat too much and don't exercise enough. But there is another alarming tr... Read more
This journey to a healthy lifestyle is a worthwhile, but at times, difficult endeavor. If you're dealing with an eating disorder on top of a weight issue, it can feel downright impossible to reach your goals.Most of us are familiar with the eatin... Read more
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