Eating well is important at any age. But health issues and physical limitations sometimes make it difficult for seniors, the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, to get the nutrients they need for a balanced diet. Poor nutrition and malnut... Read more
Let’s face it: No one has time for a cold. In addition to making us feel miserable, colds destroy our schedules. Work, family, errands—they all have to wait while we get better. Or even worse, we have to carry on despite our achy muscles,... Read more
Despite our best efforts at prevention--hand scrubbing, disinfecting, coughing into elbows, avoiding handshakes--a virus sometimes weasels its way in. Follow the tips below to prevent the flu from spreading, and learn how to care for a loved one with... Read more
As I sat across the cafe table from my dearest friend, Margie, I was struck by how tired and drawn she looked. This was the first time we had seen in each other in months. Before, we had made a point to meet for lunch or coffee once a week. Now that... Read more
Have you noticed that every magazine you pick up lately has advertisements for the many ways we can look younger than our chronological years? There are ads for injections and creams to remove our wrinkles, surgery to zap away our fat, and hair... Read more
Does anyone else have their fitness tracker factoring in with their nutrition tracker so that the daily calorie range is adjusted according to how much exercise you get?
I just turned it on and it's saying to eat a LOT more (like 200+) calories. I... Read more
I am new to SparkPeople and so far, love it. I am hoping that someone will read this post and be able to help me. I am going away for the weekend to somewhere that has no internet access, therefore I suspect the nutrition tracker on my phone will n... Read more
Calling all Canadians,
Health Canada is looking at how to improve nutrition labels. Take a minute and fill out the survey.
"As Minister of Health, I'm proud of our Government's ongoing efforts to raise awareness about... Read more
Does anybody use groupings on the nutrition tracker to easily record some healthy meals and snacks that you eat fairly frequently? Here are some of my groupings:
egg white omelette
eggs, toast and orange
melon with yogurt and almonds
oa... Read more
I've done it before, I lost 60 pounds, but that as several years ago and college has taken its toll on me with stress and everything. I'm having trouble not giving into cravings, snacking mindlessly at night, etc. I don't seem to have the motivation... Read more
Insulin metabolism and body fat ~ When you are insulin resistant your body converts every calorie it can into fat, even when you’re dieting. And it won't let you burn fat when you exercise. High carb diets lead to cravings, causing a sugar craving or... Read more
Did you know that besides calories, carbs, fats and protein your Nutrition tracker can track almost ANY vitamin and mineral you consume? And when you are done tracking for the day your Nutrition Feedback Report will contain the info about these vitam... Read more
With so much talk about hot sauce, we had to taste test all the popular varieties for ourselves. We got our mouths fired up for this spicy taste test. Find out who topped our list.It’s All About SodiumHot sauce is the new ketchup. Dab a little... Read more
Thirteen independent experts have finally concluded their work and presented their Report on Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. The 2010 Advisory Committee worked for two years to update the guidelines and the group consists of individuals natio... Read more
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