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Pear Health Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Pear Health.

Waist-to-Hip Ratio Estimates Health Risk

Ever notice how some people can have big bellies but lean legs, or how women tend to store most of their fat in their thighs, hips, and butt? These are examples of fat distribution, which refers to where your body typically stores the fat, no matter...  Read more

The Best Swimsuits for Every Body Shape

If you’re like most women, swimsuit season isn’t your favorite time of year. But every body is beautiful and deserves to have some fun in the sun. Whether you’re full-figured, small-chested, straight up and down or have some extra &...  Read more

Delicious Ways to Boost Fiber Intake

Fiber is one of the easiest nutrients to incorporate into your diet, and one of the most important. However, many Americans don’t get the much needed 25 to 35 grams recommended daily for a healthy diet. Insufficient fiber intake can increase yo...  Read more

Gender and Weight Loss: How Your Sex Affects Your Success

No, this is not an article on that ever-popular question about whether sex counts as aerobic exercise. (It doesn't. Get over it.) This article is about gender differences in exercise and weight loss. This is your chance to get the facts you...  Read more

Over 100 Super Foods for a Super You

Faster than a speeding bullet… More powerful than a locomotive… Nutrient-packed with health enhancing properties… Here come the SUPER FOODS! These foods benefit your body in so many ways. They power your brain, and...  Read more

Dance for health!
Updated 7/7/2014 10:26:37 AM

Got a link to an interesting study on dancing vs exercise. Thought you might be interested too. www.dmsjournal.com/content/6/1/74...  Read more

Health stabilized - time to tackle weight!!
Updated 7/7/2014 11:01:30 AM

I have mast cell disease which has gotten worse over the past 5 years. I am now on medications which have stabilized my condition to the point I can now look at losing weight. The medications consist of antihistamines, thyroid and H1/H2 antogonists...  Read more

Health or Weight-loss?
Updated 7/8/2014 8:07:45 AM

Hi, I'm new to this forum and its good to see there's a man section on this site. I'm a pretty big guy (133kg or 294 pounds) and have always been my whole life. I'm a bit of a yo-yo dieter, but this time I'm gonna stick with it. I...  Read more

I miss Health News!
Updated 7/8/2014 9:55:15 PM

I learned a lot about things going on in medicine and science through the Health News feature. I'm disappointed that it's gone. I understand that there may be reasons for this decision that I don't know about, but I thought I'd just give you that fee...  Read more

Is BMI an accurate judge of health?
Updated 6/23/2014 9:51:48 AM

I'm 4 feet 11 and have been maintaining a weight of 57kgs for a couple of years. My BMI is roughly 25.6. I'm considered moderately obese. The healthy range is 18 to 23. That means I have to lose about 20 to 30lbs to be healthy! Really?! ...  Read more

Need fiber?

Good choices are: Pears, Black Berries, raspberries, lentils, lima beans, pistachios, brocolli and carrots....  Read more

Low Glycemic foods

Brussel Sprouts, Kale, Brocolli, asparagus, cabbage, spinach, berries of all kinds, cherries, plums, peaches, pears, apples, kiwi and avocado, lemon and limes....  Read more

Spark Utah The Official Team

A place where those in Utah can share triumphs, challenges, and their personal journey to health....  Read more

New Study Uncovers a Surprising Health Risk for Pear-Shaped Women

You're probably familiar with the terms "apple" and "pear" when they apply to body shapes. People who are apple shaped tend to carry their extra weight in the abdomen region, but usually have relatively slim arms and legs. Men tend to be apple shaped...  Read more

14 Pear Recipes

Pears are a great way to make a common dish unique. Their buttery texture makes them a perfect candidate for sweet and savory dishes alike. They are also a great source of Potassium, Vitamin C and Fiber. As an added benefit, the natural sugars p...  Read more