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
Coaches, mentors, trainers, teammates, partners, fans. Even the greatest athletes in the world can’t do it alone.
People naturally perform better when others are on their side and helping out. Even in everyday nutrition and fitness, we&rsq... Read more
If your doctor is pressuring you have surgery you don't want, maybe it's not a good fit with you and that doctor. There's a difference between suggesting (or highly suggesting) and pressuring.... Read more
Liz, I'm a knee surgery survivor (ligament replacement/fractured kneecap) so I understand...can you do stationary bike or a real bike? I've found it's a great non-impact exercise and great for strengthening my legs to help my knees.... Read more
By Beth Donovan, ~INDYGIRL
It's not easy finding a doctor you like, especially when you're overweight. Some unlucky patients are simply told that their symptoms will go away if they lose weight, without any diagnostic testing to see if the... Read more
Although National Nutrition Month is winding down, our focus on healthy eating and healthy lifestyles will continue all year long. As more and more focus shines on reducing childhood obesity by improving family health habits, the importance of fin... Read more
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