Stress gets a bad rap, and it's easy to see why. Short-term, day-to-day stress is blamed for headaches, insomnia, irritability, fatigue and upset stomach. Chronic stress—like when you've been stewing over a problem for months on end or... Read more
You're committed to a healthy lifestyle. You hit the gym every day when they open their doors, ditch soda for water, and brought healthy fruits and vegetables back to the center of your plate. Then you step on the scale, only to find that you hav... Read more
Some advertisements claim that hormonal changes from high stress lead to weight gain. These ads offer products that will supposedly normalize your hormones, thus decreasing your waist size. Should you use these products?
Research does supp... Read more
Perhaps the biggest reason that permanent weight loss is so difficult is that it is stressful—for your mind and your body. And when you're stressed out, you just don’t function at your best, mentally, emotionally, or physically. In fa... Read more
Your immune system is important. Very much like your own personal army, it guards your body against attacks from invaders (like bacteria, fungi, and viruses), defending against infections and several kinds of cancer. And it’s smart, too, often... Read more
Started a low calorie plan (staying within my limits), & doing Taebo 3xs a week for 1 hr. With that being said I lost 7 lbs within the first 2 weeks but nothing since. Thinking about low carb for a while. Any suggestions??... Read more
Welcome Brandy! 900 calories a day is a bit low...was that recommended to you by a doctor? The lowest calorie range recommended by Spark is between 1200-1550. Also, losing 2lbs/day isn't really healthy...SP recommends losing 2lbs/wk max.... Read more
One of the best ways for me to get back on track after a Winter of too much sitting, is to garden! Great way to exercise and burn calories while growing your own healthy vegetables fruit and flowers. 376 I also find that being outside surrounded by... Read more
Laughing is one of the best ways to relieve stress, change a mood, or an attitude. It jolts your thoughts into a positive thinking cycle. Simply watching or listening to someone laugh can trigger feel good endorphins to be released in the brain which... Read more
Rain or Shine, Indoor or Outdoor Walk, WALK & WALK SOME MORE. Lose Weight, Inches, and Stress with support every Step & Mile along the way! "Every day is a great day to take a walk" ~Leslie Sansone... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. Give It a Twirl: Low-Calorie Pasta RecipesPasta lovers, take note. All of these recipes--from Lemony Carrot Risotto to Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells--have 500 calories... Read more
Spiced Brown Rice and Cabbage Salad from Daily Garnish25 Ways to Cut 500 Calories a Day from Health.comSouthwestern Soup from The Edible PerspectiveNutrition Myths That Can Cause Weight Gain from Fit Sugar7 Ways to Make Gym Cardio Bearable from Healt... Read more
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