Summer is the season for showing skin. But with more exposure to the elements and greater oil and sweat production, skin problems (namely sunburn, heat rashes and breakouts) seem to increase right along with the temperature. Luckily, you can fight su... Read more
Though food is supposed to be one of life's simple pleasures, few things cause more angst and confusion. It's no wonder why. We're constantly being told which foods we should eat to be healthy, which diets we should follow to be skinny, w... Read more
Using a new method, researchers have discovered that whole grains like corn, whole wheat, oats and brown rice can have as much–or more–antioxidant, anti-cancer activity as vegetables and fruits. Previously, the antioxidant potential o... Read more
Isn’t it wonderful when something that tastes so yummy is also good for you? That’s what you get when you enjoy the delicious, sweet flavor of berries. The pigments that give berries their deep red, blue, black and purple hues are powerfu... Read more
If you’ve ever made a fruit salad, you probably know that squeezing lemon juice onto the apples, pears, and bananas will keep the fruit from turning brown. This brown color happens because of a process called oxidation—a reaction be... Read more
Each day on my Start Page, my "Activity Track' is faded out, and I can't put in my "Water", "Veg & Fruits", and my hours of sleep. It's so annoying and frustrating. It's been going on for a few weeks. I thought it would get fixed, but it hasn'... Read more
Finally, I got my Spark Activity Tracker up and running so yesterday I did some testing of the unit as I noticed that the distance traveled seemed a little high. So I did a comparison between my Fitbit and used a phone app called Sportrate to track t... Read more
Hi - I'm trying to find the Spark Activity tracker group so I can read some posts and see how people like it, etc. I can't seem to find this team no matter how I search. Is there one? Can someone provide a link to it?
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Is there something going on with the activity trackers and the "Connect" site? It seems that there are a lot of people having problems.
I was able to get mine installed and sync'd yesterday, but today it will not sync at all. Dongle glows red... Read more
I use to try and force myself to use the eliptical machine and the treadmill. I did this because I knew it burned more calories and would be better for me than just walking. Well, I could rarely force myself to do it and would constantly just stop... Read more
Last week, I blogged about How Cooking Affects Your Vegetables' Nutritional Value. We learned that adding a bit of fat helps you absorb more phytonutrients from your vegetables and that microwaving and steaming retain more of the nutrition than boili... Read more
What if there was a pill you could take daily to help prevent multiple diseases and health conditions? Not just minor issues like acne or stiff joints, but the big ones, too: cancer, Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, diabetes. Not only would... Read more
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