A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found the average daily intake of two carotenoids (beta-cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin) was lower (by 40% and 20% respectively) for arthritis patients than healthy subjects. Both of thes... Read more
OK, you’ve reached your weight loss goal. Congratulations—you’re halfway there! Now all you have to do is make sure you’re one of the 5-10% of “weight-losers” who manage to keep it off over time. So, what are y... Read more
Do you often wonder how “normal” your eating habits are, or how they compare to what experts consider to be a “healthy” approach?
If you’ve adopted SparkPeople's philosophy of a "lifestyle” approach t... Read more
No, this is not an article on that ever-popular question about whether sex counts as aerobic exercise. (It doesn't. Get over it.)
This article is about gender differences in exercise and weight loss. This is your chance to get the facts you... Read more
Ah, the holidays are officially here!
And as much as we look forward to them, and all that comes with them (the friends, the family, and of course, the food!) it’s hard to escape the stress that they also bring.
"Exercise routine... Read more
I've been wondering about this for a while.. is it better to hit my minutes goal for exercise in a week or my calories burned goal? Here's why I ask.. I currently have my tracker set for me to work out five days a week for 45 minutes apiece. I often... Read more
I am having a hard time trying to get 1200 calories daily. I eat veggies and fruits, low fat, fat free and then don't have enough calories. I am working on lowering carbs, too, but have not figured out how to balance both. I have made it to 1... Read more
So, I was eating and jotting down food on my entry when my brother looked at me and asked what I was doing. I told him that I was jotting down food and he told me not to do that. He suggested that I should look into my schedule when I'm eating lunch,... Read more
Hello, haven't posted on here in a while but feels good to be back.
Little background: male, 24, about 141 pounds and 5'7. I eat very clean about 90-95% of the time, my staples are plain greek yogurt, grilled chicken, natural peanut butter, hum... 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
This sounds strange, but the idea is that if you're really going to push yourself on a given day (e.g. doing 2 hours of cardio instead of 1), make sure you overdo your normal water intake and calorie intake too. We tend not to, thinking that the ext... Read more
One of the goals of making a “lifestyle change” (as opposed to going on a diet) is to develop a healthy relationship with food and eating that feels normal, comfortable, usually enjoyable, and relatively easy to maintain over time.No elab... Read more
Vitamin D is a hot topic in nutrition, and one that's become a focus in menopausal bone health. There are two forms of the vitamin, D2 and D3 (cholecalciferol), with D3 the form best metabolized by the body. Vitamin D is found in foods such... Read more
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