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
Hi everyone, the biggest thing I seem to be struggling with is how to stay within my calorie range 1200-1550 and still get all my nutrients. If I'm within my calories I am pretty much always under my goals for fiber, iron, etc... Any suggestions on... Read more
Hey there! (First post - so excited!)
I know that your body can be put into "starvation mode" when you don't eat enough. Basically it holds on to the fat because it's not sure when you'll get proper caloric intake again. And this makes sense... Read more
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT I SHOULD BE COUNTING BESIDES CALORIES & CARBS AND HOW MUCH IS THE RECOMENDED DAILY INTAKE OF BETWEEN 2000 AND 1500 CALORIES PER DAYALSO WHAT FOODS BURN CALORIES AND WHAT FOODS ARE BAD FOR YOU... 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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