When your legs ache, you can usually lie down and relax to alleviate your symptoms. But for people who suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS for short), relaxing only makes them hurt more. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as... Read more
It’s that time of year again, when we reset our clocks and try to readjust to the time change associated with Daylight Saving Time (DST). Some of us breeze through the change seamlessly, yet others feel out of sorts for days. If you have troubl... Read more
One of the most common mistakes new exercisers make is not measuring the intensity of their cardio workouts. Guidelines say that aerobic exercise should be “moderate” or “challenging,” but what does that feel like? You might m... Read more
Do you often wonder how “normal” your eating habits are, or how they compare to what experts consider to be a “healthy” approach?
If you’ve adopted SparkPeople's philosophy of a "lifestyle” approach t... Read more
The Talk Test has been a generally accepted method of measuring (aerobic) exercise intensity for a long time now, although fitness experts have questioned whether or not the test is accurate across populations and different types of exercise. The tes... Read more
Have you had your body fat tested? You may be at the point where your body needs the fat you have left in order to function properly, and has decided that your current weight is its limit.... Read more
So I started writing and putting it the test, it was when I started seeing the results I was amazed. My doctor wanted to know what I started doing and told me to keep it up. With that said I think I will pull it together and start blogging it. Stay t... Read more
I had my metabolic rate (RMR - what your body burns at rest before any activity or exercise) tested by indirect calorimetry (breathing into a machine after certain conditions are met). The person doing the test told me it was accurate t... Read more
Todays test ... I work at a local bar and grill where 90% of everything on the menu is fried ... Heading to work in an hour, did my mile and half workout hoping to be able to resist the food tonight at work it's gonna be a long 12 hours ... ideas??... Read more
My Glucometer has test strips and a solution that enables me to make sure the meter and test strips are working properly. Dropping your meter, leaving strip container open and other things can affect meter or strips. If my numbers look off i can chec... Read more
Before I started medical school, I noticed something strange about the skin of some of my family members, the ones who were overweight or obese, like I was then.Various folds of skin--on the neck, arms, and legs, among other places--I noticed their s... Read more
With health care cost rising at an alarming rate, having a list of common screening tests to ask your health care provider about may help keep you on the path of healthy living. While many of these tests are not diagnostic in nature, they do allow yo... Read more
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