When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo... Read more
Despite our best efforts at prevention--hand scrubbing, disinfecting, coughing into elbows, avoiding handshakes--a virus sometimes weasels its way in. Follow the tips below to prevent the flu from spreading, and learn how to care for a loved one with... 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
Times are tough and money is tight, but cooking healthful meals at home doesn't have to cost a lot. These Editor's Choice recipes from SparkRecipes.com are good for your body and your wallet! Each dinner recipe serves at least 4 people for $1... Read more
Weight-loss and fitness buddies can be a great source of support as you work toward your goals. They can provide encouragement and motivation, and be there for you when you need a kick in the pants to get to the gym or bypass dessert. Maybe your budd... Read more
Well, here I am back again. I guess you could say that I fell off the wagon. I am back now and would really like this program to work. It seems that I always start with good intentions and then some where along the way I get busy and lose my motiva... Read more
Allow me to re-introduce myself. My name is Undria Williams Sneed. I am not a new member of SparkPeople, in fact, I have been a member since 2009. I am the proud mother of two very handsome young men: Vontravius-23, who has been servi... Read more
What are some good ways to deal with family members and friends who are unsupportive of or simply don't understand your commitment to healthy eating habits? This is particularly an issue with the holidays approaching when I'll be spending quite a bit... Read more
I have been on a diet an entire year & i'm type one diabetic for 29 years. It is extremely difficult for a diabetic to drop weight. Last year I started on My Fitness Pal & dropped 25 pounds there. Eventually, I became bored and found this site.
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If you have older kids explain to them about one of the goals in your new healthy lifestyle is to get exercising. Give them a job of getting your moving. Tell them you will give any idea they come up with a try as long as they are doing it with you... Read more
If you are Texas born, got here as soon as you could,or just WISH you where here; WELCOME to a family of friends! So, wherever you hang your hat, join in the fun and lets reach our goals together!
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How do you define family? This is the seemingly simple question that I ask college students in my adulthood and aging course when we begin to talk about family. As they offer definitions, I jot down phrases on the board in the front of th... Read more
Not everyone enjoys exercising, but it doesn't have to be that way. You CAN learn to love exercise! I know some of you may be thinking to yourself that I'm crazy and that there is no way that you will ever learn to love exercise, but it real... Read more
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