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
Surely you've heard the old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." While a daily apple is a better strategy than nothing, it'll actually take a much stronger plan to really boost your immune system. Almost every year,... Read more
I'm feeling inspired today, so I thought I would share.
I have gone through all of my motivational materials, and changed any instance of the word "will" to "am". It is not a page of "I will eat healthy, I will work out, I will try my best", bu... Read more
Hi. I am trying to do smoothies (including green) but have one concern. Am I going to get too much sugar in my system? I know sugar is a big problem in obesity and I do not want to derail my continued weight loss. I just got a Ninja so I'm doing the... Read more
I am new to this group and I have some goals I must make in the next 6 months. My husband is needing a new kidney and was born with only one. I matched to be his donor but have been struggling with all the stress. We had a baby last year and I sti... Read more
As I am sitting here in my chair with my lap belly/muffin top hanging over the waistline to my pants feeling like an overweight blob. I just started searching around in SP, and finding so many people looking for help and encouragement motivation, I k... 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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