Who’s to blame for the obesity epidemic? The suspects are many, from television to schools to parents. A growing number of people are arguing that one culprit – the food and beverage industry – is getting off relatively scot-free.
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We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness? Just as there is plenty of questionable diet and weight-loss advice going around, some exercise "rules" that people live by are downright misleading, misguided or... Read more
Is water important? Well let’s see, other than making up 50%-60% of our bodies, regulating body temperature, helping our breathing, transporting nutrients, carrying away waste and helping our muscles function, water is pretty much useless. Oh,... Read more
Looking for more ways to become a healthier you? Here are 10 great ideas you can use any day, every day.
1. Drink a glass of water. Water is an essential nutrient for life. But beyond that, you just plain feel better when you’re well... Read more
Proper breathing is an underestimated, but critical building block of good health. Slow, deep breathing gets rid of carbon dioxide waste and takes plenty of clean, fresh oxygen to your brain and muscles. More blood cells get the new, oxygen-rich air... Read more
Hi everyone, A few years back I used SparkPeople and loved it. I got too busy and it faded away. NOW-I am ready to be totally engaged and work extra hard to lose 10 pounds. My goal is 10 pounds because I have several tubs of clothes, beautiful clothe... Read more
It's been two weeks since I have had a real depression problem. Trying to do some things differently. I got back to my spark friends and earned 371 points today. I am so glad I have other people to vent with. It makes thing a little easier.... Read more
So I believe I'm tired of being the fat kid. I saw a picture of my daughter and I working in the yard and it devastated me. I want to be someone my little girl is proud of and I want to feel good! Any motivation will help!... Read more
Just started back after being sick, Im new to this and would really love tips and support! I dont have much motivation anymore. I weigh 180 with the goal of 150. I just want to feel good about myself again!!... Read more
Do I have the option to go back to viewing the latest five or six status updates by friends in the right-hand column as was standard for so long? Now that the feed is not right out there, I completely forgot its existence until a friend sent an SP m... Read more
My new trick for NOT testing my baking too much is...I watch a weight loss show while I'm busy in the kitchen. I had to make a wedding cake yesterday and while I was icing it I was watching 'Last 10 pounds Boot Camp'. That stopped me from licking my... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. How does your hometown stack up among fittest cities? We just checked out the list of fittest/healthiest and least fit/unhealthiest cities in America. Cincinnati, home to S... Read more
Cellulite, the dimpled appearance on the surface of the skin that is often described as "cottage cheese" or an "orange peel," is most common among women, especially on the thighs and buttocks. However, both men (about 10% of cases... Read more
Today I'm Googling how to get rid of back fat that I didn't even know I had until I was trying on a friend's tank top to get an idea of how Spiegel does their sizing, looked in the mirror, turned to the side and there it was. Back fat!!! Ewwwwwww!!!... Read more
QUESTION: Dear Fun and Fit: Yikes! What do I do for the ole’ lady back???? I have love handles in the back area. I know I need to lose a few pounds but this is a big problem area for me!! Thanks, Terry in Santa Barbara
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