Studies show that the vast majority of people who lose 50 percent or more of their body weight (whether through surgery or lifestyle change) report being unhappy with their bodies later. Why? Because even after all the work and the weight loss, losin... Read more
When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is... Read more
SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar... Read more
According to Webster's Dictionary, the word “old” is defined as “having been in use for a long time,” “worn, dilapidated, ancient, or decayed by time.” After an experience as a volunteer at the 1995 St. Louis S... Read more
Editor's Note: SparkPeople first asked for your help in fighting childhood obesity a few years ago, but with the recent launch of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign to combat childhood obesity, we updated this article and add... Read more
I had gastric sleeve surgery 2.5 years ago. Now I have gall stones. The pain is intense at times and interfers in my workouts. I'm awaiting a call from a surgeon got surgery. Has anyone else had gall stones? What helps and what doesn't?... Read more
I'm in need of exercise help. Had knee surgery and haven't done anything (but PT) for 3 months. Have 75+lbs to lose to get in shape & avoid more surgeries. All I get from surgeon is "do what you feel is right"- not helpful! Suggestions????... Read more
Ok today i had surgery for gallbladder that's going to set me back 5 weeks doctor said in two week i can go to the gym but no weight lifting for 5 weeks still going to eat healthy amd walking alot.... Read more
My mom just had gastric sleeve surgery, and she is diabetic. Our whole life is changing on how we think of food. Does anybody have any tips for living with someone who has had gastric sleeve surgery?... Read more
I have used probiotics and digestive enzymes for 20 years. I have found that, in addition to Lecithin and Chromium Picolinate, probiotics assist in keeping the blood sugar normalized. They are also VERY important for the immune system. There are at... Read more
Here's a quick roundup of the top health stories of the week. Some are serious, some are interesting, and some are just plain weird! Top Medical Breakthroughs of 2008Obama's SparkStreak Weight Loss Surgery Reverses Diabetes in TeensDrug Makers Volunt... Read more
Obesity and its medical complications are an expensive problem in the United States. Because the costs continue to rise, the government is offering tax incentives to entice people to lose weight. At this time of year when you're thinking about impr... Read more
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