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?
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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
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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When is a vitamin not really a vitamin? When it's vitamin D! The "sunshine" vitamin, aptly named because sunlight is a source of it, is actually a hormone. Vitamin D is currently receiving a lot of attention and research regarding its r... Read more
Protein supplements are popular among casual exercisers, serious bodybuilders, dieters and even non-exercisers for many reasons. Most people know that protein is an essential nutrient for overall health that helps promote fullness and also plays... Read more
I EAT HOME MADE SOUPS ALMOST ALL THE TIME. I DON'T USE SALT, I PRECOOK CHICKEN SO I CAN FREEZE THE BROTH TO GET THE FAT OUT. I USE ALL FRESH VEGETABLES, WHEN I USE BEEF OR PORK IT IS LOW SODIUM OR LEAN. I ALSO HATE CERTAIN VEGETABLES SO I TAKE SUP... Read more
If you're going to take a vitamin, take a real multivitamin, not some "dietary/weight-loss supplement". Supplements are notoriously unregulated and, for all you know, contain ground up frog toes or some such (which doesn't have to be on the label).... 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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