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
Which activity do you really have to watch out for?
Is there is any time or situation that has traps or more opportunities to overeat? Please share.... Read more
High my name is Logan and I am just starting on Sparkpeople. I have 2 questions.
Does anyone know how many more calories you burn by swimming in cold water (outside) compared to swimming inside? I have a pool at my house and even though the weat... Read more
So I love that the SP Activity Tracker tells you how many calories you burned for the day but I can't find any way to incorporate the calories burned into the nutrition tracker. Is that possible? Otherwise will they be making that option available in... Read more
I thought I had lost my tracker on Friday, Was so upset! Was using my pedometer and heart rate monitor over the weekend to track my activity. Deactivated the Spark Tracker so I could manually enter my activity. When I got to work this morning, someon... Read more
I know, I'm a little late to the game on this one. ;)
I am thinking of purchasing the SAT but I've never owned a fitbit or anything of the like so I have a few questions.
I was a stay at home mom but I just started a new job making seatbelt... 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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