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Pear Health Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Pear Health.

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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

I am 16 and have a hard time sticking to my health
Updated 1/31/2015 9:13:40 PM

I am 16 and have a hard time sticking to my healthy eating. Mainly because there's never any healthy food in my house. Anyone have any easy healthy meals I could make? And snacks?...  Read more

Trying to step up my health and fitness, but strug
Updated 1/31/2015 9:55:17 AM

Trying to step up my health and fitness, but struggling so far. I'm a transcriber, so I sit on my duff all day long, and that has not been kind to my body. Any advice on working out around working at a computer?...  Read more

Buddies...I need you. I am 45, and my health issu
Updated 1/28/2015 1:34:24 PM

Buddies...I need you. I am 45, and my health issues are helping me to stay on track with food but I need some-"buddy" (get it?)to chat with me about ecercise. Anyone feel like nagging...uh...I mean motivating me? I am happy to return the favor....  Read more

Exercise with health problems
Updated 1/26/2015 9:35:43 AM

I have asthma and when I do cardio workouts I usually end up with an asthma attack. Should I take the exercise a little slower or stop at certain points to catch my breath?...  Read more

I'm new to this whole health thing... Never really
Updated 1/20/2015 9:19:02 PM

I'm new to this whole health thing... Never really looked into it growing up, I never had a problem. Then I hit 20 and noticed my body feeling different and now at 23 I'm a TWICE as big as I was at 20. I don't know where to begin. How do eat healthy?...  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