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
Dating isn’t easy. In the beginning stages, deciding what to wear, where to go, and whether you should or shouldn't kiss can be stressful. Then, once you start to get more serious, you have big decisions to make, such as whether to be exclu... 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
Your immune system is important. Very much like your own personal army, it guards your body against attacks from invaders (like bacteria, fungi, and viruses), defending against infections and several kinds of cancer. And it’s smart, too, often... Read more
I am a pre bariatric surgery patient. This app was suggested to track my food. . I have gained and lost a lot of pounds over many years. I feel like it is the right choice has anyone else gone this route. I made an informed thoughtful decision.... Read more
Your allergy pill may hammer your weight loss efforts. A new study in the journal Obesity reveals that people (especially men) who take certain prescription anti-histamines, a neurotransmitter, may reduce fat metabolism and boost appetite.... Read more
I keep a journal with what I call little insights, those 'aha' moments. It can be about anything from tips I read about keeping the dryer screen clean to something really big like realizing how I use my obesity to keep me from even trying whatever b... 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
We all have parts of our bodies we wish we could change, especially woman, who seem to be particularly hard on themselves. I don't know anyone who thinks they look completely perfect. I'd love to have a flatter stomach and no cellulite on my thighs... Read more
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