"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
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
Welcome to SparkPeople, America's most active weight-loss and healthy living website! This article will introduce you to all of the SparkPeople features that can help adults take control of pre-diabetes. Studies have shown that by making healthy... Read more
My boy friend has Type 2 Diabetes, and I am the primary cook of our meals. Although my step dad had this disease I was rarely around as I was married to a military member at the time and only got to see my folks during holidays. I want to prepare mea... Read more
What type of workout was it? Strength workouts burn less calories during, but more afterward; cardio is the opposite. I also second the motion for a heart rate monitor. (I have a Fitbit Surge as mine)... Read more
I took this test and answered honestly, I wanted to manipulate the test so I can get a result that I think I wanted but answering truthfully was much better. I am NOT surprised at all with my results below:
Your personality type: The Campaigner... 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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