What is Gluten?
I am always reading labels and “Gluten-Free” is popping up quite a bit. I also see many blogs, both here on Sparkpeople.com and elsewhere, and a lot of people require foods... Read more
Getting the Most from Your Gym Membership
One thing many people do to add to their fitness routine is join a gym. A regular fitness routine is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Whether you join the YMCA/YWCA, the gym at a community recreation center, or a commercial fitness cent... Read more
Approach It Differently
Over this past weekend, I was talking with a couple of people who have been struggling with losing weight. They wanted to know how I managed to be so successful. Let me tell you what I told them. Approach it differently.
I think that los... Read more
Dealing with Muscle Damage
This is a hot topic, especially for people who exercise. But muscle damage can develop in a variety of ways, not just from exercising. It’s the tearing and breaking of the tendons and fibers of the muscles. Damage occurs when the muscles are ... Read more
Is Alcohol Ruining Your Weight Loss Efforts?
Alcohol can have devastating effects on your waistline if you aren’t careful. There are many reasons why alcohol can be harmful to a diet. Here are a few of them.
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Healthy Breakfast Ideas
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That’s especially true with unwanted pounds. But the traditional bacon, sausage, and eggs breakfast isn’t the quickest route to weight loss. Here are some of my ideas for healthy, calorie-frien... Read more
The Many Benefits of Yoga
I have been interested in learning yoga. I hesitated for a long time, because I always thought it was a whimpy activity. I began studying it recently, and boy was I wrong. Yoga is not only far from being whimpy, but it also has some very bene... Read more
What Is Cell Phone Elbow?
Cell Phone Elbow
Did you hear about this? Apparently it's something new. Probably it's been around for a while but didn't have a name before. Recently I’ve been reading ... Read more
Silent Killers Are Taking Us Out
There are silent killers out there taking the lives of lots of people. Many diseases and illnesses fit into this category and are called as such because they slowly diminish health and consume lives with few to no outward symptoms.
Exa... Read more
The Hump Day Weight Loss Tip
From time to time, people ask me for tips on living a healthier life and losing weight. Fairly frequently, I get asked about my number ONE strategy. It's hard to pick just one strategy; however if I had to pick just one, my answer would always... Read more
Whatever you do, remember not to give up. Each step along your way is one step closer to your goal. Look behind you to see where you were. Don't give up your progress by quitting. Hang in there!
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When Your Progress Becomes Stagnant
So, you’re trying to lose weight. I’ll be the first to tell you that it isn’t easy. It does require consistent effort and sacrifice to see any results. But even when you’re doing everything right and following your plan, you may reach a point... Read more
A Simple Weight Loss Tip
Losing weight is sometimes a challenge. So, here is a little tip for you that hopefully will give you what you need to promote your progress. The first thing that many of us do is limit how much we eat. Of course, if you take in more calorie... Read more
How Do You Chew?
When I was little, like many kids, I spent a lot of time with my grandmother. She always told me to chew my food slowly and at least 20 times before swallowing, especially wh... Read more
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Don't Overlook A Second Opinion!
When it comes to a medical diagnosis and treatment, never underestimate the importance of a second opinion, particularly if the diagnosis is something serious or if the treatment requires surgery. I know of several people who were incorrectly t... Read more