If you live with migraines, you might already be familiar with the pain and discomfort they cause. Migraines are a specific type of headache often identified by episodes of throbbing pain and, sometimes, nausea, vomiting or sensitivity to light. Migr... Read more
Imagine experiencing severe abdominal pain, along with alternating bouts of both constipation and diarrhea. Even worse, your doctor can find no physical explanation or effective treatment for you, despite these very real symptoms. Unfortunately, this... Read more
You hear all the time that to lose weight, you should track what you eat. Well, a 2008 study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that keeping a "food diary" may double your weight loss efforts.
Researchers fr... Read more
To some, "blogging" may seem confusing or somewhat intimidating. Heck, even the word “blog” itself sounds a little sci-fi. But I’m here to tell you that blogging is actually quite easy, and it can be immensely helpful in s... Read more
The first – and easiest – step you should take towards becoming more healthy is so, so simple; it’s eating breakfast. Breakfast eaters get myriad benefits including:
a revved up metabolism started early so that it burns t... Read more
Sleep tracking can be helpful. I've learned how many hours I can "get by" on, and when I'll wake up naturally and feel rested. I think the wrist-based Fitbits are better for sleep tracking since they're less likely to fall off during nightly tossing.... Read more
I just started using the Jawbone UP fitness/sleep tracking bracelet, anyone use it and sync it with sparkpeople? How do you deal with the difference in daily calorie burn vs intake between the two apps?... Read more
My back has been hurting, not sure if I slept on it wrong or picked up my toddler the wrong way. Is there anything anyone can recommend for exercises? I have a heating pad, just need to find it.... Read more
After several Dr's I can't even get my T3 tested (I'm not covered) on levothyroxine now 9 yrs or so. I live on SSI ONLY and now can barely take care of myself. Sleep comes only a max of 2 hrs at a time, during day, at night insomnia. Hair is almost a... Read more
I use a 'mums diary' to keep track of everything during the day and then update SparkPeople in the evening when I have a little time to myself. These diaries are great as they have seperate columns for each child, which I use for tracking my fruit/ve... Read more
Something in common with many of the Success Stories on SparkPeople is that those members used our free Nutrition and Fitness Trackers to help them reach their weight loss goal. Being able to track your nutrition intake and how much fitness activity... Read more
People who keep a detailed food diary (like the SparkPeople Nutrition Tracker) lose twice as much weight as people who don't track what they eat. Are you using your Nutrition Tracker every day? Are you recording everything you eat and drink? Are... Read more
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