We all know that for optimum heart health we need to eat a healthy diet, exercise and not smoke. But did you know that the little things you do every day can have a big impact on the most important muscle in your body?
We put together a list of... Read more
So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
What is a Cool Down?
A cool down is the act of gradually lowering body temperature, heart rate, and breathing rate following exercise.
The... Read more
I’ll admit it—I’m vain. So when I put on my summer tank tops a few months ago and noticed the dreaded "batwings" growing on the back of my arms, I panicked. I was too young to have my arms jiggling when I moved! I had to d... Read more
A new study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington has found that regular yoga practice may help normal-weight people prevent middle-age spread and may promote weight loss among those who are overweight.
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Blood test results are coming in. .... everything looks really midline. ... except ldl/hdl. Not worried about that tho. .... Now that I can move around again v (finally)..... won't take long to get those numbers under control.... Read more
As I look back at the challenges of keeping on track, there is a recurrent challenge -- low blood sugar. I am a diabetic and use an insulin pump. I get so frustrated when I am faithfully eating what I should, exercising and recording everything, on... Read more
Hello All! I've just joined Spark People online thou I've been using the mobile app for a while to track my food and weight.
I've lost 62 lbs since May. Weight loss is much slower now, but I am 23lbs away from my healthy weight goal. When I st... Read more
On food packages the nutrition values are based on a daily 2000 calorie diet. Alot of people I've met on SP eat below that (including myself), usually 1200-1600 a day. Is the 2000 calorie a day normal? Or do you think 1200-1600 SHOULD be the normal a... Read more
Salsa has no added sugar or fat & is a dieters best friend! One tabelspoon has about 5 calories and containsmagnesium & potassium to help maintain normal blood pressure. Tomatoes in our diet give us heart healthy lycopenes & can reduce risks of vari... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
Happy May! Have you moved past the ''resolution'' phase and established a consistent diet and exercise routine? Hopefully your new lifestyle consists of healthy habits and you are really starting to get a feel for what it takes... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.The 'Healthy Obese' and Their Healthy Fat Cells NYTThin isn't a synonym for healthy, and now researchers are looking into people they call "metabolically he... Read more
Yesterday, I weighed in at 190.6 lbs. That is 20 pounds lighter than when I started in November! I have lost 10% of my body weight. I also checked my blood pressure and it was 118/73. This is the lowest that it has been in years. It used to run in th... Read more
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