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
I'm taking a temp job where I'll be hiking 5 to 10 miles a day. We'd be doing this for 21 days straight, then taking 7 days off (over the course of 3 months). The way the work schedule would be set up, I'm going to have to cut my cardio back to 30 mi... Read more
Today I finally got to Level 13 (my current trophy from SparkPoints)!!! It's been a long time in coming. I made it a small goal to provide incentive to begin tracking again and re-lose 10 pounds!!! Instead of focusing too much on the scale, I am f... Read more
When putting in my information, one of the questions asked for is activity level. I work out a LOT (most days 70-80 min of cardio + strength, and about 40 minutes (total) of walking to and from school) but I'm also a med student, which means I spend... Read more
I have exercised and dieted for the past two years (since I got married). I just was never motivated enough to keep it up. I'm finally motivated but I need help. I have no energy to workout!! I start my workouts and within 1 minute I'm ready to just... Read more
Cinnamon may help lower blood sugar levels and reduce triglycerides. Cloves stimulate digestion. Ginger contains antioxidants. Tumeric fights inflamation. Cayenne Pepper and red pepper stimulates metabolism and fat-burning. Yipee!Regular consumption... Read more
Eating unsaturated fats, including polyunsaturated & monounsaturated fats, can help to lower triglyceride levels.Reduce triglyceride levels by eating fish or fish oil. Polyunsaturated & monounsaturated fat reduce blood levels of triglycerides. Trans... 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
In 2001, Kim Rhyne gained 20 pounds in six weeks. Normally an energetic women’s ministry leader in Cleveland, she was suddenly so exhausted that she could barely drag herself out of bed. “I wasn’t eating a lot more or doing anythin... 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
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