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
When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is... Read more
Would your friends lie to you? They just might be...
This time of year is all about starting fresh—new goals, solid plans, better habits. You probably have a new exercise routine to help you reach your weight loss and fitness goals.... Read more
Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a major health problem affecting an estimated 21 million adults in the United States alone. Osteoarthritis begins with the breakdown of joint cartilage which results in pain, stiffness, swelling a... Read more
No, this is not an article on that ever-popular question about whether sex counts as aerobic exercise. (It doesn't. Get over it.)
This article is about gender differences in exercise and weight loss. This is your chance to get the facts you... Read more
Hi everyone! My name is Rachel. I used to be a member of sparkpeople years ago. It's been so long I can't even remember my username. Anyway, I'm 33 and have been married for 11 years. I have three kids. My daughter is 7, my oldest son will be 5... Read more
I try to stay consistent with my routine all year. At the very least I always get in my walk either outside or on the treadmill. I may mix it up with a swim on the 4th of July or Memorial Day or a ball game but make sure to get in some form of exerci... Read more
Hey I'm Alyssa, im 14 and looking for someone to help keep me motivated and someone I can help motivate too! I am fairly active. I am doing physical therapy right now to gain back strength in my knee, hip and back from an injury. I am looking for som... Read more
Ok, I am quite new to this site, so if this has already been discussed I do apologize.
I love cardio. I absolutely love it. I used to take dance classes two hours every day when I was in high school, and it did wonders for me. Now that I've bee... Read more
Hi all: I am vegetarian and try to eat healthy. I want to lose 15 lbs and have been trying but it just does not seem to happen. I hope I can achieve my goal with Spark people. Is there an iphone app that I can use?... Read more
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In need of a little holiday-season inspiration? You're not alone. That's why today we're sharing the 10 most popular blog dailySpark posts from 2011.Get caught up on the year's top health news, find inspiration to reach your next goal... Read more
I was reading another story where a youngish person (mid-40's or younger) lost a whole lot of weight and is in wonderful shape and wondered again about being in my 60's past menopause and losing estrogen and other compounds/hormones like there... Read more
-Exercise increases lung capacity
-Exercise increases immunity fighting immunoglobulins
-Exercise increases our mood due to an increase in mood-enhancing chemicals-serotonin, dopamine and nor-epinephrine.
-Exercise builds lean muscle m... Read more
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