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
By now you know the importance of getting at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day (if not, click here). Perhaps you are still not convinced? Use the excuse-buster list below when you find yourself reasoning your way out of reaching for the... Read more
Think about what is offered on a typical children's menu at a sit-down restaurant: burgers, fries, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, and chicken nuggets. When did these menu standards become "kid food," and why are we still conforming to... Read more
We've all seen the flashy cans of energy drinks crowding the shelves at gas stations and grocery stores. From students to sports stars, it seems like everyone has used an energy supplement to up their game at some point. But what exactly puts the... Read more
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
New to spark, trying to find "accountability" buddy. I'm 33, 5'2" and weigh 166 lbs. I want to get down to the 130's and be able to fit in my size 8's again. Also want more energy & to be healthy!... Read more
I weigh myself once a week now and I've found that when I initially step on the scale I get one number, then I step off and on again the number goes up a pound or two. I've been tracking the second number but was curious if that happens to others?... Read more
I've been a lurker. I can't seem to find motivation to join groups or challenges. I've been doing well but I feel like I should be doing more. 60-90 minutes of exercise a day and healthy eating. Anyone want to pull me in?... Read more
What has been helping me with losing weight is to be able to visualise how much I've lost (and need to go)... To do this I visualise it in terms of cans of coke (or any canned drink)...Most are 330ml which equates to 330g (in the UK anyway), so it's... Read more
Canned tuna can improve conditions related to diabetes cancer & even depression. Studies have shown those who eat tuna 2X pr week are less prone to a heart attack & can lower triglycerides. Tuna is important for a person who diets because of the ome... Read more
Fresh fruits and vegetables serve as a nutritional powerhouse for most healthy diets. Loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals, they also help protect against disease. Sure there are small health risks from pesticides, but those are e... Read more
The 2010 U.S. dietary guidelines recommend that all Americans eat more fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet. Government guidelines aside, you surely grew up with your mom telling you to eat your vegetables. Or maybe you even hear it now fr... Read more
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