There’s no disputing the fact that exercise is good for the human body. So it stands to reason that exercise would also benefit the body's largest organ: its skin. But does working up a sweat actually do anything good for your skin—or... Read more
Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is a common complication of diabetes. In fact, the majority of people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes will experience hypoglycemia at one time or another—even if their diabetes is well controlled. Hypoglycemia c... 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
Before developing the serious health condition of type 2 diabetes, a person will almost always have pre-diabetes beforehand. But pre-diabetes is a condition without symptoms, meaning that many people can have it without even knowing it. Left unchecke... Read more
You may have high blood pressure and not even know it. While 50 million Americans suffer from this affliction, 70 percent don’t have it under control. Another 45 million are at high risk of developing it. That’s a lot of people.
Are... Read more
Just wondering if any diabetics out there have tried the dreamfields pastas and if so, did it spike your blood sugar? I know it states that it only has 5g of digestible carbs but I'm leary. I am type 2 diabetic and really cutting my carbs and my bl... Read more
I have been in spark people almost 6 months and try to watch my sodium intake however I still have readings of 180 to 200, this worries me a lot and it is like sodium is the hidden enemy. I just want to get my blood pressure down. Any ideas on... Read more
Another thread made me curious as to how each of us started our lives, before weight became an issue.
I was severely underweight as a child. When I hit puberty, I went from 74 to 106 over the summer. This brought me pretty close to normal, though t... Read more
In the rural towns in the area where I live, blood donation stations are set-up and shared so that one can visit a specific place and donate blood on the rotating 56 day schedule. I'm not sure what it is like in larger towns and cities, but all the... Read more
The most common cause of heart disease in a person with diabetes is hardening of the coronary arteries which is a buildup of cholesterol in the blood vessels that supply oxygen and nutrition to the heart. Keep your blood sugar as normal as possible.C... Read more
Today I went to the Dr. and the blood test was good and bad but she was not as stress this time. White blood count up 2000 bad but platelet's up 12 points good not normal but still inching up. I will take what I can get. Smile and be happy. Still at... 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
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com. She writes a monthly series on menopause health and fitness.
One of the most visible changes you may notice during the menopausal perio... 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
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