Going to the drug store lately can feel a little like a Saturday morning trip to the candy shop, with dozens and dozens of colorful vitamin and mineral supplements to choose from! Can’t you just sample a little bit of everything?
If you&rs... Read more
You've probably heard this advice before: For a healthy grocery trip, shop the perimeter of the store. Avoiding the middle aisles is a good tactic to help you make great choices and pick the most nutritious foods, but if you stick to this advice... Read more
Millions of people struggle with the problem of chronic pain (defined as pain lasting longer than three to six months). The severity and frequency of the pain can range from mild, occasional discomfort (such as a typical headache) to intense, c... Read more
There are several kinds of motivation problems that people run into, and each requires a different set of strategies. Let's start here with a little quiz to find out which motivational problems you might be dealing with.
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These days, it seems we are constantly bombarded by ads for nutritional supplements claiming to make us healthier, live longer or prevent diseases. Many of the same supplements available to humans are now being offered to pets.
We want our... Read more
In evolution class we learned about how eating way too much vitamin A can kill you, as if you ate a predator's liver, for example, and you would grow extra bone deposits. Ack!
I am finding that due to my high vegetable intake (I assume?... Read more
It seems like I never can get the right mix of vitamins and other nutrients. I am always too low on potassium and almost always high on salt. Of course there are almost an infinite number of others, but those two seem to plague me the most after ca... Read more
I utilize all the nutrients and vitamins in my tracking. I am back to sparking full force after a long stretch of being gone, but prior to that have loved to track everything, I analyze and forecast etc from the full daily nutrition report and love... Read more
I have been semi actively trying to lose weight since January. I have lost 36 pounds so far, but it wasn't all from eating healthy. I have only recently started to track everything i eat and do, and i have noticed that, though i am eating just 5 serv... Read more
Cherry tomatoes make great guilt free snack! When I open the fridge door looking for something to munch on, they are the first thing I see. They have a nice bright flavor that prevents me from grazing deeper in to the depths of the fridge. Plus, it... Read more
According to the University of Michigan weight loss is correlated to the levels of vitamin D in the body at the beginning of a low-calorie diet June 2009, they found that higher pre-diet serum levels of Vitamin D resulted in greater weight loss. It'... Read more
The kids (and you) have had about three days to overdose on the trick-or-treat candy. Short of just pitching the surplus, what do you do with the sweets? Sure, you don't want the kids' teeth to rot, but there's also your waistline to consider! How do... Read more
By Karen Lee This story was shared by a SparkPeople member who wrote a newsletter about the healing power of humor for eight years. To help friends who are going through a rough time, she suggests making a Funny First-Aid Kit to brighten dark days! A... Read more
Day #5 and im still with the plan doing great!!
what a great day after days of rain, some snow and just cold weather we hit the 60's here in the desert!! Hooray so out to the yard! I went! We have 3/4 of an acre here. So I dug some holes planted... Read more
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