Though food is supposed to be one of life's simple pleasures, few things cause more angst and confusion. It's no wonder why. We're constantly being told which foods we should eat to be healthy, which diets we should follow to be skinny, w... Read more
Everyone has an idea in their head when it comes to looking their fittest and healthiest. For some, it's fitting perfectly into a certain outfit, or walking on the beach in a bikini with total confidence. For others, it may mean seeing a defined... Read more
It's becoming more and more common for consumers to forgo medication when looking for a "natural" alternative to treating conditions like depression. No matter what method you choose, it's important to get all the facts. SparkPeople... Read more
All kinds of foods provide nutrients that your body needs. But some foods, known as "functional foods," do more for you body than just provide nutrients. They may also play a role in the prevention and treatment of certain chronic diseases.... Read more
Expand your vocabulary or clarify some common gardening words and phrases with this easy-to-follow glossary of common terms. Bookmark this for later use!
Acidic soil - Any soil with a pH lower than 7.
Alkaline (basic) soil - Any soil with a... Read more
So, my fiancé and I know a couple who is going through a rough time, the wife has been unhappy for quite a while and now has a male friend whom she has a plutonic relationship with (no sex and we believe her), this guy fills in the gaps in her marria... Read more
Asterism: An asterism is a group of stars, usually inside a constellation, that may or may not be more famous than the constellation it is part of.
The Pleiades, or Seven Sisters, (or Subaru, or whatever), is an asterism of Taurus the Bull- its... Read more
I know that Sparkpeople works out calories for you, but I'm curious about how to decide your definition of lightly active,moderately active, sedentary and so on.
I work a desk job all day and aside from getting up to drink water, taking a brief... Read more
Do you let yourself splurge a little when dining out on special occasions? If so, do you find the definition for "special" can vary wildly, from your 10-year anniversary to birthdays to... payday? If so, write down your definition for "Special Occasi... Read more
I sometimes have to remind myself that calories are actually GOOD for you. The definition of calorie is: a unit of ENERGY. You need calories to fuel your body. So before you slash the number of calories you are eating in order to lose weight, thin... Read more
A definitions= of Sparkling is to be brilliant in performance. This team aims for the best we can be in nutrition, exercise and supporting team members. Come share the sparkle of living healthy.... Read more
Since the early 1950's when the term was first coined, dietary fiber has been known as a type of carbohydrate from plant foods that is not digested or absorbed. They are talked about many times based on their two different types, soluble and insolubl... Read more
Both my husband and I have been milk drinkers our entire lives. Some of our fondest memories growing up include milk. For my husband it was spending summers working on his grandfather's dairy farm. For me it was greeting our milkman Mr. McVay each we... Read more
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