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 you... Read more
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
I started in January at 223 lbs and body fat of 43%. Today, I hit 27% which puts me right into the high end of the normal range! I am sooooo excited!! I have only lost 2lbs in the last month, but my body fat has continued to decrease and my muscle... Read more
My whole life, my blood pressure has been relatively low (110/70) and that was when I got NO exercise at all. Now, for the past 5 months I have been hitting the gym 4-5 days a week, doing cardio and strength training, and my blood pressure is always... Read more
I'm not looking for medical advice, just opinions. I come from a long line of diabetics (both parents, most aunts/uncles, all 4 grandparents, and so on). I was overweight or obese my entire life. So I am naturally worried about developing diabetes... Read more
Hi! I joined to get help counting carbs. I am milimeters from full fledged type 2. I counted carbs during my last pregnancy (a surprise pregnancy at 47, he's 9 now!) It was do able. Now I need to do it again before the Dr orders it. My sugars are cre... Read more
For a few weeks I was releasing 2 Lbs a week, I was ecstatic. Now without changing a thing the scale remains the same. I have noticed a difference in my body, clothes are a bit looser, stomach is flatter. I maintain a healthy diet and exercise regu... 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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