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
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
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
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
I'm 24 years old, and have been majorly depressed since I was 18. I have struggled with crippling anxiety since I was 21. Due to both conditions, and after having tried numerous counselors, medications, methods, et cetera, with no success (as of yet,... Read more
I just made it to my 1 year surgiversary since my gastric sleeve surgery. I don't regret it although in the beginning I had my days. But I just wish I had done it sooner - but since I am just over a year since surgery my body is adjusting and I am r... Read more
For those of you that don't know, there is an option in your settings to have your daily calorie range be linked to your daily activity (calories burned). So the more you work out, the more calories you can eat that day. That sounded appealing to me,... Read more
Did anyone see the article on MSN about the guy who lost 550 pounds without drugs or weight loss surgery? He was on the Today show this week, and looks really good. He said it took him ten years to loose that much. That's a lot of patience. Next... Read more
I am currently following a high protein, low carb type diet..It has taken me 4 days to show any evidence of improvement ( no loss until 4th day- 0.5kg).
I have followed plan controlled servings, daily exercise, water and NO alcohol!! I expected a H... 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
When a Health News headline popped up recently on SparkPeople.com, it caught our attention. Survey results reported last month indicate Australian researchers confirmed what we already believed. People desire help to change their lifestyle instead o... Read more
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