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
Hello, I am in Albany, Ga. I have just started back with Spark after a very long absence. Usually I try to eat low carb, recently I began following the 17 Day Diet. It is adding more carbohydrates into my diet than I am used to eating. I have also... Read more
Try as I might I can't get this to resolve itself. I plan my days in advance and add my foods to my nutrition tracker first thing in the morning. Throughout the day I adjust the nutrition portion as needed - increasing, decreasing, removing, adding e... Read more
Yesterday I was in the Fitness Tracker and somehow I got to a point that it asked me if I wanted my fitness tracker and nutrition tracker to work together. I thought it would be great that my calories expended would work with my nutrition taken in..... 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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