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Obesity And Surgery Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Obesity And Surgery.

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The Weight-Loss Side Effect That No One Talks About

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

Types of Arthritis

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

About SparkPeople's Recommendations

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

A New Definition For ''Old''

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

SparkPeople Needs Your Help Tackling Childhood Obesity

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

Just found out that I have to have surgery on my l
Updated 1/28/2015 9:59:22 AM

Just found out that I have to have surgery on my left foot, and on my right ankle. Feeling pretty bad right now. Good juju, anyone?...  Read more

Back to spark today...had foot surgery and can't e
Updated 1/26/2015 10:41:00 PM

Back to spark today...had foot surgery and can't exercise as much though... Will do my best to do upper body...  Read more

Recently had surgery to correct a torn meniscus (4
Updated 1/23/2015 3:04:56 PM

Recently had surgery to correct a torn meniscus (4 weeks ago) still need to lose 20 lbs. I am frustrated because i cant exersice much, not making good food choices and a having a hard time getting motivated, I sure could use some advice...  Read more

Anyone inAnyone head weight loss surgery?
Updated 1/19/2015 3:53:07 PM

Anyone inAnyone head weight loss surgery?...  Read more

Started off the new year with surgery on my foot w
Updated 1/9/2015 7:27:43 PM

Started off the new year with surgery on my foot with 6 to 8 weeks of recovery. Since I am very limited in my exercise I'm focusing on my foot. Really focusing on my food. I can adjust slowly as the healing progresses and I'm able to do more....  Read more

What it takes!!!

It takes getting sick and tired too many times to make me get back on track....  Read more

Probiotics Are Essential for Prevention of Dis-ease & Obesity

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

Lap Banders

Gastric Banding Surgery...Have it, want it, need it, or love someone who has it, wants it or needs it! Welcome!...  Read more

Quick Links: New Year News Roundup

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

Could Your Weight-Loss Expenses Be Tax Deductible?

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