Polio is a disease that most of us never think much about anymore. Thanks to heroic breakthroughs of the mid 20th century, the disease is more ancient history than current news.
But polio is on Joe Hale’s mind every single day. While... Read more
It’s hard to ignore the refreshing feeling a new year brings. It’s a chance to re-evaluate your life and think about where you might like to make changes. Statistics show that most resolutions don’t work, so we’re going dive i... Read more
Food is an ever-growing part of our budget. It's a misconception that to eat on a budget, you must eat unhealthfully. SparkPeople members contradict that myth by sharing ways they stay healthy and eat well for less. "When I make my shopping list... Read more
Setting a goal (such as losing weight) and implementing steps to reach it (like portion control) are two very different things. When it comes to eating healthier—or eating less for that matter—it isn't always as simple as "just e... Read more
A recent study had 42 women eating lunch that consisted of a first course salad and a pasta entrée. The salads they ate varied in both the calorie content and the portion size, but all contained lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, celery, cucumber, an... Read more
For anyone out there who follows a clean eating diet, or is familiar with what it entails, I'm trying this out for the first time and am not sure if some of the foods I have in my fridge and pantry are OK to eat. I am trying to eat lots of veggies, f... Read more
Hello everyone! Just thought maybe you all could give me some good ideas on how I can stop the nibbling I do when I make dinner for my husband and children. I have been meal prepping my meals to make sure things are weighed out and healthy but family... Read more
I am a married mom of 5 little ones and a full time nursing student in my Junior year of a BSN program. I have gained nearly 100 pounds since I met my husband in 1997. I can't even believe I just wrote that! I can't believe how heavy I ha... Read more
So today right after I went to the gym I had this overwhelming feeling of not wanting to feel like weight loss is a full time job in itself. I work 2 jobs and workout 5 days a week. Because of this every Sunday I cook all my meals and snacks ahead... Read more
I have moderate to severe COPD and arthritis in both ankles. I know how important it is to exercise, but feel limited in my ability. Any exercise/fitness suggestions would sure be appreciated.... Read more
If you have reached a plateau in your weight loss, try smarter not harder. Most us make the mistake of trying harder (eating less, exercising more) when we should be trying smarter (find the root cause of the plateau), Did our metabolism slow down?... Read more
I know this has been said before but the true way to loose weight is eat less exercise more...eat the foods you love just watch the portions.. the weight won't drop off but slowly it will if you stick with it...make it your life style , work on a pla... Read more
It might seem intuitive to avoid exercising your joints when they're causing you pain. But, like many aspects of the human body, what seems to make sense isn’t necessarily what's good for you! When you're suffering from arthritis, o... Read more
Not everyone enjoys exercising, but it doesn't have to be that way. You CAN learn to love exercise! I know some of you may be thinking to yourself that I'm crazy and that there is no way that you will ever learn to love exercise, but it real... Read more
I was pretty bored today so I researched the whole dieting thing. Most websites suggest that in order to lose weight without going on a starvation or crash diet, you should simply burn more than you consume. that sounds pretty logic to me. so this is... Read more
I read a GREAT article this morning about obesogens. What is that? You'll have to read the article.
http://gizmodo.com/5891619/stop-complica ting-a-simple-obesity-solution-eat-les s-exercise-more
Have a great weekend. Any thoughts a... Read more
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