The relationship between exercise and gastro esophageal reflux disorder (GERD) is a tricky one. For some people, moderate exercise can help reduce GERD symptoms and benefit the body in countless other ways too. In a 2004 study in the gastroenterology... Read more
Digestion isn't the kind of thing you have to think about much. You eat, and well, digestion just happens. Usually we're more concerned with what we're eating (Is it delicious? Does it meet our nutritional needs?) than what happens after... Read more
You walk into your local grocery or convenience store and inevitably stumble upon a sea of energy bars. Feeling somewhat overwhelmed by the plethora of health claims, you quickly buy an eye-catching bar with an appealing flavor. But did you really ge... Read more
It’s true. A carbohydrate-rich diet can inflate appetite and girth. Low-carb diets do promote short-term weight loss, but are accompanied by some severe dangers. So what should you do? The truth is, you can have your carbs and eat them too&mdas... Read more
When you have diabetes, your diet plays a key role in controlling your blood sugar levels. SparkPeople strongly encourages everyone with diabetes to meet with a Registered Dietitian or a Certified Diabetes Educator in their area. These health profess... Read more
My boyfriend and I have been trying to lose weight together these past six months, and his idea from the start was to eat replace one meal out of the day with a protein shake. It's been working, and we've each lost around 30 lbs, but I still have a t... Read more
To gain muscle: eat more protein, lift HEAVY weights. I use Stronglifts 5x5 program. It's a good base to start, with simple exercises (watch videos on form). I usually add in some extras. Don't get down if you gain weight and lose inches, though.... Read more
So many times on these forums I have seen people asking about protein. Through some trial and error, research and trying new things - I've really learned to do well at getting more than enough protein in a day. I thought perhaps those of us who have... Read more
Eating protein with your carbs will help prevent hunger. Protein helps slow the digestion of carbs so you have more evenly dispersed energy that last longer into your day. Carbs don't always mean breads and pasta. Fruits & veggies are carbs too...the... Read more
After a large meal, such as Thanksgiving dinner, I like to take a short walk to jump-start digestion. If I've overindulged and feel a bit blah in the belly, I add in a few quick stretches to get the digestive juices flowing.Today I'm sharing... Read more
By Amanda Greene of WomansDay.com Most of us are familiar with bloating—that uncomfortable, swollen feeling in your belly. Whether the bloating is caused by water retention, gas or constipation, you don't necessarily need to head to the pha... Read more
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