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Fighting Diabetes with Fitness: 5 Members' Stories

By: , SparkPeople Blogger
11/10/2016  12:00:00 AM   :  0 comments   :  11,800 views

According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 29 million Americans—roughly 9.3 percent of the population—had been diagnosed with diabetes in 2012. Each year, about 1.4 million more people are diagnosed, and in 2010 the disease was the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.

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20 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes Your Family Will Rave About

By: , SparkPeople Blogger
11/9/2016  12:00:00 AM   :  4 comments   :  24,372 views

Thanksgiving isn't a holiday known for moderation. To the contrary, research from the Calorie Control Council shows that the average American could consume in excess of 4,500 calories and a staggering 229 grams of fat over the course of the food-filled day. Before you jump on the bandwagon and join the artery-clogging madness, consider trying some lighter, healthier versions of classic Thanksgiving fare. After all, a calorie saved is a calorie you don’t have to worry about tomorrow.

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59 Creative Ways to Sneak Some Veggies into Your Diet

By: , SparkPeople Blogger
11/7/2016  12:00:00 AM   :  11 comments   :  11,089 views

There are a lucky few who have never met a veggie they didn't like. For others, eating them is more of a hold-the-nose-and-get-it-over-with affair. Then there's the majority, who tolerate veggies for the sake of their health benefits, but sort of wish they'd magically turn into chocolate or cheese.

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A 500-Word Argument for Smashing Your Scale into 1,000 Pieces

By: , SparkPeople Blogger
11/4/2016  12:00:00 AM   :  12 comments   :  13,387 views

Let the positive, grateful-to-be-alive vibes flow, folks—it's Thanksgiving month. To get the ball rolling, I thought I'd share a few of the things (off a much longer list) that I'm very thankful for from this past year, including all of you epic people.

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Outrunning His Age: How Orville Rogers Is Breaking Records at 99

By: , SparkPeople Blogger
11/3/2016  12:00:00 AM   :  19 comments   :  15,377 views

Think you're too old to exercise? Orville Rogers will singlehandedly turn that excuse on its head. As he approaches his 99th birthday next month, Rogers is a proud holder of several world records in track events, and is poised to break more as he continues running into his next century.

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Stir, Sear and Sauce With These 10 Non-Toxic Cookware Items

By: , SparkPeople Blogger
11/2/2016  12:00:00 AM   :  16 comments   :  21,970 views

Are you a choosey grocery shopper who reads nutrition labels, avoids produce from the dirty dozen list and prepares healthy meals for yourself or your family only to cook up a meal on an old, warped, non-stick pan whose coating has been worn, chipped or rusted after years of use and abuse?

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