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
It's common knowledge that eating spicy foods or even being pregnant can result in heartburn for many people. But when heartburn or acid reflux becomes a chronic problem—the cause is often something more than the buffalo wings you had a... 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
We all know that exercise is an important aspect of an overall healthy lifestyle. The same rule applies when it comes to our four-legged friends. Unfortunately, many of our pets are much too sedentary these days, which can take a toll on both their p... Read more
The bottom line is : After being away from spark for a while I've had 3 surgeries bucket loads of medications with not much success ( b 4 surgery my pain level was; on a scale of 1 - 10 was a 100 after surgeries last one less than 6 months ago on a s... Read more
Hey everybody! I've had a couple of surgeries and other health conundrums over the last year or so which have really set me back. I've always been overweight, but I had very good endurance and could keep up in workouts with the best of them. I spe... Read more
I am 4 weeks post-op hysterectomy (LAVH) and I would love to connect with others in terms of nutrition and fitness support following illness or major surgery - doesn't have to be hysterectomy!
Can anyone recommend an ACTIVE message board or Spar... Read more
hey everyone i am looking for some advice!!! i am almost 30 and just had gallbladder surgery (less then 1 week ago) and i wanted to know any fast ways to recover, and heal, and what kind of fitness i can do now, and well... everything!!! i know what... Read more
Hello everyone. I need some suggestions for exercises. I have had multiple neck/back surgeries. The last one in 2008. I have had so many limitations, I ended up not really exercising for a very long time. I have been stuck between 250-260 pounds... 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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