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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
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
Almost one out of nine women is expected to develop breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women.
So far, researchers haven't found any fool-proof way to prevent breast cancer except voluntary mastectomy (surgical... Read more
Some women mourn it as the end of youth and fertility. Others welcome it as a time of freedom and new opportunities. Either way, menopause is a universal rite of passage for women, marking significant physical and emotional changes which can require... Read more
If you’re a man who’s trying to lose weight and get fit, you’ve probably noticed that most of the books, magazines, and programs on these subjects aren’t really aimed at you. Most are for women. And the others seem to have bod... Read more
There was a time I could diet and lose weight easily. For about 6 years now (I am 56), I cannot lose weight at all. Eating too many calories as suggested on SparkPeople just doesn't work for me. I really need to lose about 40 pounds but wonder if... Read more
Hello my name is Janet and I'm fat and I need a place to start. I'm 63 and not happy with myself. Back in '77 I had one of the 1st gastic bypass surgery's weighing in at 350lbs. I lost 100lbs the first year. I became an exercise aholic to keep the lb... Read more
Hi! I just joined this site in hopes of losing weight. I'm tired of people looking and me and my twin sister and comparing us. I'm embarrassed when people tell us that we don't look a like and I have to tell them that she weighs 90 pounds less than m... Read more
Hello, my name is Stacy and I am the fat mom at the preschool. I have been fat for a long time, but this is the fattest that I have ever been. I avoided scales ever since my youngest was born (she is 4 now). I knew that I was getting bigger, but I... Read more
At first this might sound demeaning/degrading (and it might be), but it worked for me. I felt like I had such a far way to come weight-loss wise that I needed to look at pictures of people who had more to lose than me. So I google imaged various phra... Read more
Name: AmandaUsername: POOKASLUAGHAmount of weight lost: 105 lbsHometown: San Antonio, TXOccupation: Stay at home momAge: 34 Amanda gained weight while dealing with years of medications and illness. Although she would eat healthy portion sizes an... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com. She writes a monthly series on menopause health and fitness.
By Cathy Cram, M.S.
One of the first changes many postmenopausal women not... Read more
THE DAY HAS STARTED OUT GREAT! GOT UP THIS MORNING FEELING REFRESHED. THEN WENT TO BREAKFAST WITH MY HUBBY. AFTER WE GOT HOME, WE FED THE PETS, AND THEN TOOK OFF TO THE TRACK TO TAKE A LONG WALK. I CAN DO A MILE. PRETTY GOOD CONSIDERING HOW HOT IS W... Read more
I FOUND OUT ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO THAT I AM A DIABETIC. SINCE HUBBY WAS DIAGNOSED AS A DIABETIC ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO, I HAVE ALREADY BEEN CHANGING MY COOKING AND EATING HABITS. BUT NOW, I AM GOING TO BE MAKING MORE CHANGES TO MY DIET. i'M GOING TO BE LEARN... Read more
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