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
Achooo! Is it a cold? Is it the flu? You may not know what you have, but you know you feel terrible. When SparkPeople members feel under the weather, they usually have the same questions: "What should I eat? Should I still count my calories? If... Read more
I love tracking my calories for the day ahead of time! I have two more solid meals planned and lots of fruits and veggies snacks. My lunch bag that I carry to work is SO HEAVY with snacks though! Feeling good to be eating clean.... Read more
Been feeling kind of off for the past few days. Began my new regimen of weight loss and exercise back on March 9th and so far so good with keeping on track. Had a slight overeating day yesterday, but added 30 more minutes in exercise to compensate.
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Different sources disagree on my daily calorie goals. I did the math myself...found my BMR and maintenance calories, then subtract 20%, the max recommended deficiency to start with, and poof. ANOTHER NUMBER. More information isn't always good.... 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
Our almost fifteen-year-old son loves technology and playing his variety of video gaming platforms. With occasional encouragement from mom and dad, he balances his screen time with other activities such as reading, drawing, practicing his instrume... Read more
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