Studies show that the vast majority of people who lose 50 percent or more of their body weight (whether through surgery or lifestyle change) report being unhappy with their bodies later. Why? Because even after all the work and the weight loss, losin... Read more
When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is... Read more
SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar... Read more
Heart disease is not a disease that only affects men. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease kills more than 500,000 women annually. In 2001, well over half of the people who died from heart disease were women.
Yet... Read more
According to Webster's Dictionary, the word “old” is defined as “having been in use for a long time,” “worn, dilapidated, ancient, or decayed by time.” After an experience as a volunteer at the 1995 St. Louis S... Read more
Hi! I do not have a surgery date set yet I am in the process of the work up and have done most of the testing required for getting the gastric sleeve done. I just start to second guess myself. I have battled weight most of my adult life up and down.... Read more
I'm new to Sparkle People. I have knee surgery coming up in 2 weeks, a wedding the first of June and badly need to lose weight. Thought i would try this. Have been able to stay under 1200 calories until today and had Captain D's 4 pieces of fish ! Wo... Read more
So, I have some oral surgery coming up in less than 3 weeks, and I want to make sure I am getting all my calories in, and am going to try for all my macros as well... any suggestions for shakes, smoothies, etc that TASTE GOOD. Meaning: are healthy...... Read more
Sounds like you need a new primary care doctor. I wouldn't keep seeing a physician who prescribes potentially dangerous stimulants and suggests cosmetic surgery. This person doesn't sound like they're running an ethical practice.... Read more
Don't look at your primary goal - sometimes it can seem overwhelming to think about it. Break your big goal into smaller goals and celebrate each accomplishment until you reach your primary goal. I bought myself a small patchwork stuffed elephant to... Read more
Last week I spent time in the hospital with my father-in-law after he had fallen on Easter and had to be admitted due to a fractured arm which for many of us would have required surgery but because of his age and surgical risk, his orthopedic surgeon... Read more
Here's a quick roundup of the top health stories of the week. Some are serious, some are interesting, and some are just plain weird! Top Medical Breakthroughs of 2008Obama's SparkStreak Weight Loss Surgery Reverses Diabetes in TeensDrug Makers Volunt... Read more
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