The idea that alcohol may be good for your heart has been around for a while. While moderate drinking may offer health benefits, drinking more can cause a host of health problems. So should you turn to alcohol to protect your heart? Here's what y... Read more
Eight to twelve cups of water daily, that’s what the SparkPeople plan suggests. Whether you are having a hard time drinking that much water, or just want to drink a variety of beverages (coffee, tea, diet soda, juice), many dieters challenge an... Read more
Your immune system is important. Very much like your own personal army, it guards your body against attacks from invaders (like bacteria, fungi, and viruses), defending against infections and several kinds of cancer. And it’s smart, too, often... Read more
Since you've been diagnosed with diabetes, you have hopefully started learning how various foods and beverages affect your blood sugar. But what about alcohol? How does it affect your blood sugar and how do you account for it when planning meals... Read more
If you spend any time looking at nutrition labels, you’ve probably noticed some intriguing ingredients in sweet foods that are touted as diet-friendly, sugar-free, low-carb, or even formulated for people with diabetes. One ingredient, known as... Read more
I've lost 35 pounds with SP by mainly limiting the amount of alcohol I drink. I have alcohol-free streaks - my longest being 107 days over the holidays last year. I've found that when I go for weeks or months without alcohol - the weight just comes... Read more
Well, its time for bowling season, did not bowl last year but our team normally have 2-3 alcohol drinks our once a week bowling night. This year I need to decide to be the oddball and drink three bottles of water, or include one alcoholic dri... Read more
I entered a drawing at a local bar for a Free Happy Hour so from 9 pm - 12 am I receive free drinks as well as free entry into the bar. It's a fun hangout spot for young people with lots of dancing, food, and, of course, alcohol. I won the drawing! H... Read more
So I'm 5'3 and 125 lbs, and I'm mostly just trying to lose some extra weight around my belly and tone up. My current routine is 20 min jogging at 8.0mph, followed by body weight exercises. Once a week or so I'll swap out jogging for swimming... Read more
A great way to relax? floating in the hot tub. Don't turn it up all the way, just warm enough to feel like a warm bath, get in to one of the "seat" areas, and lay back, close your eyes, let your feet float and relax. The built in seat keeps you from... Read more
Numerous studies have suggested that alcohol can be part of a healthy diet. In fact, many suggest that moderate amounts of alcohol can reduce your risk for heart disease and even diabetes. But not all researchers are convinced that alcohol- even in... Read more
For me, one of the hardest things about "dieting" is giving up my beloved beer. While I am trying to watch my calorie intake, a typical beer just isn't worth the investment. This past weekend I tried the Bud Select 55 after hear... Read more
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