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
I have a few of these folks involved with my daily life and they always seem to be outraged by something that was reported by the media. It's usually something blown way out of proportion (my opinion, of course) but regardless of what it is they're c... Read more
hi everyone. my name is leslie. i'm new to the healthy living/fitness lifestyle. it started because my roommate decided to go on a diet, and i felt terrible for having a pizza around when i knew she couldn't have it. so i decided to join her in e... Read more
I would like to realistically lose weight for the long term but I'm finding it difficult to lose the weight and getting off my feet. I'm finding it especially difficult to start losing weight because I'm battling depression. I'm living with my mother... Read more
I have been told I have fatty liver disease. The doc advised me to eat a low fat, low cholesterol, no fried foods diet. My family just had omelet for dinner, while I had a salad. Their other favorite is pizza! Ugh! Everything they like is smothe... Read more
It would be nice to have support from family and friends, but I don't have it. My healthy food choices get me laughed at and made fun of. Someone is always trying to give me candy. It is such an insult. It's as if what means the most to me, matte... 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
Many people want to have flat abs, but have trouble getting them. Attaining visible abdominal definition depends on a low body fat percentage that isn't realistic for many and your genetics plays a part of it as well, but that doesn't mean y... Read more
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