SparkPeople emphasizes drinking water for a variety of reasons: it can take the place of other high-calorie or high-sugar beverages, it helps you feel fuller, it is a good small goal to work toward, and more. So do the SparkPeople Experts really prac... Read more
You've heard the rumblings about bacteria. Once seen as just dirty germs, these microbes are now more accurately divided into two categories: disease-causing agents, or "bad" bacteria, and health-promoting "good" bacteria.
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It’s a vicious cycle people with chronic pain know well: Pain causes you stress and stress exacerbates your pain. While everyday evidence points to a connection between stress and pain (and vice versa), research is also highlighting this connec... Read more
As a pet owner, what you choose to feed your dog or cat is probably one of the most important decisions you can make for his or her long term health—yet it's surprisingly complex. With hundreds of brands and varieties available, where do yo... Read more
Tulips and daffodils are pushing up through the thawing ground, buds are exploding from once-lonely tree branches, and I’ve got mashed carrot and avocado all over my face. No, I’m not spoon-feeding a baby, but I am babying my skin with a... Read more
I'm trying to figure out what to set my activity level to.
I work 40 hours/week at an assembly plant. I do stock and light assembly. Due to stocking, I clock in at least 10 000 steps at work, it also involves lifting heavy (30 lbs) crates with p... Read more
I love running, it's challenging, and hard at some points, but it makes me feel great, and that's why I love it so much! I love a good challenge! I hate the treadmill, and love the outside, and that's where I run all the time. Rain, s... 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
I've noticed not just here but on other boards as well that if you say you eat grains, you get looked at like you've got two heads. And it sometimes makes me wonder if I'm the last person alive still eating breads and cereals and corn and even starch... Read more
since I have diabetes I have found that there will b days when your bs spike for no reason. And other days your bs will spike if u r upset. Try to keep calm and your bs will stay calm with u.... Read more
Today we're giving away five copies of a fascinating new book: Are You Tired and Wired?
We featured this book in our "must-read" roundup earlier this month, and we were thrilled when the author offered to give away five copies of the book to luc... Read more
By Beth Donovan (~INDYGIRL)
Shhh. I have a secret to tell you. I’m a recovering caffeine addict. I haven’t been your typical caffeine addict either, as in drinking colas, coffees or teas. Those things do have caffeine, but I’ve gone st... Read more
I went to a new doctor last September and she wanted to run a few basic blood tests as part of my “new patient” exam. I also asked her to check my vitamin D levels, but she was reluctant and said they were probably fine. I told her that I keep hearin... Read more
Yesterday I read that children with low vitamin D were vulnerable to higher levels of allergies, according to some of the lastest research. I am about to soak up more Vitamin D the natural way, just in case the supplement I have been taking isn't en... Read more
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