When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo... Read more
Can you boil water? Then you can make whole grains a part of your diet. Whole grains are delicious and nutritious, supplying vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. And there are many varieties to choose from besides the all-too-common wheat, oats and... Read more
The results of recent research on honey have the nutrition world a-buzzing. Honey has joined the ranks of foods like chocolate, coffee, and eggs—foods once considered sinful that have recently been proven healthy (in moderation, of course). The... Read more
Omega-3 fatty acids seem to be good for everything, and a new study of their effect on exercise-induced asthma is yet another example of the benefits of this healthy type of fat. A study at Indiana University found that adults with mild-to-moderate p... Read more
Conduct a quick Google search, and you’ll find miraculous claims about a tropical fat that has become increasingly popular among health-conscious consumers in recent years: coconut oil. Health claims about the oil's ability to hel... Read more
I have had my activitity tract less than 6 months. Completed the 100,000 step challenge last month and yesterday it decided not to work. Sent a message to Sparksupport@sparkpeople.com and it was returned as undeleiverable. I have refreshed the progra... Read more
The topic pretty much says it all.
I received a SparkMail that required a response.
I tried clicking on the reply button several times - to no avail
then I tried clicking on the forward button several times - also did not work.
note: also tri... Read more
When I started using Sparkpeople, I was able to set up my fitness tracker to automatically list specific strength training exercises to do on certain weekdays. I can't seem to find this function anymore. Does it still exist? If so, does anyone know... Read more
Trying to figure out if there is something going on with my computer, or if the Sparkpeople website is experiencing a problem today. I cannot search for any food. I can find and track any food in my FAVORITES list. The SEARCH tab is just not worki... Read more
I have acid reflux, and I have read that I shouldn't eat for hours before exercising as it causes my acid reflux to bother me. I only have time to exercise in the morning, is it ok to exercise without food?... Read more
It helps to breakdown fats and proteins, which helps in normal functioning of the nervous system, good for everyone with stress. A particular potential benefit of vitamin B supplements for diabetics is mainly its ability to lower blood levels of hom... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com. She writes a monthly series on menopause health and fitness.
One of the most visible changes you may notice during the menopausal perio... Read more
Perhaps you have heard eating a banana or drinking a glass of orange juice or milk can help relieve the pain of leg cramps. Maybe you have read that a diet high in potassium can help reduce blood pressure or the risk of a kidney stone incident.
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