"Exercise improves your health." You hear it all the time, but what does that really mean? How much of a difference can exercise make in your life, and how much do you really need to do? You’ll be happy to know that you don’t ne... Read more
So you already know that a well-balanced diet and a regular exercise program are keys to your weight loss plan. But are you listening to that other recommendation you’ve heard more than once in your life? Get plenty of sleep. Recent medical stu... Read more
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Under normal circumstances, the glucose (sugar) levels in your blood rise after you eat a meal or snack. In response, the body produces a hormone called insulin, which is necessary in order for the body to convert glucose in your bloodstream into usa... Read more
Before developing the serious health condition of type 2 diabetes, a person will almost always have pre-diabetes beforehand. But pre-diabetes is a condition without symptoms, meaning that many people can have it without even knowing it. Left unchecke... Read more
What are everyone's thoughts on people that eliminate one kind of food for reasons that aren't connected to better health or personal beliefs? I thought of this because I have a few friends trying to lose weight and some seem to believe that they can... Read more
Eat for your blood type...Do you believe in it? I have been having the hardest time losing weight....then a friend asked me what my blood type is. I am A+ which means I should be a vegetarian. I have never been a vegetarian and it would explain wh... Read more
For some reason, when I type in the message box that pops up when you go on someone's spark page and want to leave them a comment/message, you can't see what is being keyed in. Every once in awhile some red like a line shows up as it would if typing... Read more
I NEED HELP!
I was recently diagnosed with Diabetes, I am scared to death because a very close friend just passed from this diabetes. I'm not sure what to eat, how much and most importantly How in the heck do I get rid of this disease. I nee... Read more
If you have Diabetes Type II, it is one of the easiest medical problem to overcome. It takes two things: eating heathy and daily exercises. God Bless Everyone, Vic, Team Leader of SP God's Family.... Read more
I am a health fanatic. I read everything I can get my hands on when it comes to healthy living--everything from nutrition to exercise to the role sleep plays in our lifestyle and on and on. If it has healthy and living in the title I read it. Recen... Read more
I canít tell you how many times after I started my own healthy living journey I would step on the scale and the minute the number was not what I expected my motivation began to falter. For me, the scale became the be-all-end-all to my success. Howev... Read more
For anyone with Type II Diabetes, there's really good news. You can beat it. Let me share my story:
About five years ago, I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. The doctor prescribed Metformin and I began taking daily glucose readings. But Diabe... Read more
Ok, so I've got this question that I've been pondering, just wondering if anyone else has an issue with this as well.
So rather than just checking my BS fasting of a morning, my nutritionist is having me check it randomly at other times of the da... Read more
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