Since I turned 40 this year, the passage of time has weighed heavily on my mind. While I certainly don’t want to be 21 again, I wouldn't mind looking more youthful. But the anti-aging creams and surgical procedures that are often promoted a... Read more
Recently Lori, a client of mine, called me angry, upset and discouraged. She had just returned from her yearly physical, which she had been eagerly anticipating. Though she hadn't reached her weight-loss goal, Lori had made many lifestyle c... Read more
An estimated 18 million adults use herbs in some form, and the sale of these products continues to increase.
Herbal supplements, which come from plants that have medicinal properties, claim to cure, treat, or prevent disease.&n... Read more
In a world full of escalators, elevators and electric scooters, it could be argued that walking has become more the exception than the rule—which is a shame, seeing as the simple act of stepping has a host of health-boosting benefits.
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Most apples are great for eating fresh. But the best apples for baking, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac, are Fuji, Granny Smith and Rome Beauty, while the best for pies are Winesap, Rhode Island Greening, Newtown Pippin, Jonagold and Cortla... Read more
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Hi ~ I'm would love to find new friends to check in so I made a new SparkTeam for anyone who would like to encourage each other, motivate, accountability, share victories and struggles. My name is Teresa, I have a lot of w... Read more
Where did my energy go? I exercise 6 times a week, I do zumba, weight lifting and I try new classes such as spinning and kickboxing but this week I feel like I can't keep up with my routine. My performance is poor. I just don't have the energy. Help... Read more
Fact: Every pound of fat gained causes your body to make 7 new miles of blood vessels.Knowing this, its easy to see why obesity and heart disease often go together. Most of the new blood vessels are tiny capillaries, but also include small veins and... Read more
Make some fries by slicing carrots into thin strips, scattering on a baking sheet, and flavouring with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast at 400°F (200°C) for 40 minutes.The type of sugar they contain is transformed into blood sugar quickly, however... Read more
Which is better: being fat and fit, or thin and unfit? The first reaction might assume that carrying excess body fat is more harmful to your health, even if you exercise regularly. But is that true? Opinions will differ depend... Read more
SparkPeople has advocated short bursts of fitness for the past 10 years because we've seen how it can change people's lives and help them reach countless goals. Recent research has been proving our hunch that those 10 minutes of exercise real... Read more
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