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
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
Whether you’re reading this because you’ve reached your goal weight or because you’re getting close—congratulations on your success! Now you’re ready to make the shift from weight loss to weight maintenance, but wonderin... Read more
I have a little problem with over eating: I eat really healthy, have 5 - 6 portions of veggies and/or fruits, I exercise almost daily (weight lifting and cardio), etc, etc. I try my best to maintain all my calories under the limits recommended... Read more
My name is Kara, and weight has been a struggle all of my life. I used to think I was big at 190, but now that I'm 220 I feel huge. I am athletic, but I have a love for food that defies all diets (so far). So now, I am really trying to change my life... Read more
I just finished reading this article and have an issue w/ what is considered an ideal weight using the height/ weight chart. I am 5 ft 2 in and according to that I "should" weight 110. Back when my hubby and I first met I weighed 125 and had several... Read more
Ever since I lost 80 pounds, I noticed that my weight loss has really slowed down! My weight stays steady for about 3 weeks and then I lose 4-6 pounds. I am following my plan, I exercise for 130+ minutes a week and I stay hydrated. I just don't under... Read more
Hi everyone!!! I have been on various depression medication for years, and the last change was about 3 months ago. Looking back, I have gained 15 pounds in 3 months!!!!!! I have a doctor appointment on Wednesday and am going to see if I can try go... Read more
Previous studies have found an inverse relationship between B vitamins and homocysteine levels. Likewise, higher homocysteine levels have been linked to atherosclerosis and higher risks of fatal coronary heart disease (CHD) and strokes. CHD studies h... 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
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