PMS. Three little letters that spell dread and discomfort for millions of women every month. It is reported that more than half and perhaps as many as 85 percent of all women experience discomfort related to menstruation, common referred to as Premen... Read more
Eight to twelve cups of water daily, that’s what the SparkPeople plan suggests. Whether you are having a hard time drinking that much water, or just want to drink a variety of beverages (coffee, tea, diet soda, juice), many dieters challenge an... Read more
You don’t want to complain, but lately you have felt a little tingling or numbness in your hand and wrist. Sometimes, the pain is sharp. Other times it seems to travel from your wrist up through your arm. You try to shake it off but it just won... Read more
When a virus enters your body, one of three things can happen:
The virus can die, OR
Your immune system can activate and kill the virus, OR
The virus can survive, multiply, and produce a cold or the flu.
How do you kee... Read more
Is water important? Well let’s see, other than making up 50%-60% of our bodies, regulating body temperature, helping our breathing, transporting nutrients, carrying away waste and helping our muscles function, water is pretty much useless. Oh,... Read more
I am trying to get back on a healthy diet after being on vacation with friends that don't watch their food intake. Since returning home, I have gone back to my old pattern of eating. I need some help trying to get on track and stay on track.... Read more
Feeling a bit lonely.
I am back on the diet and exercise, and it's been a while since I have been on Sparkpeople regularly. It's been a great source of inspiration but I feel like I might need to find a few diet buddies. Anyone interested?... Read more
A plateau could be caused by fluid retention, irregularity, or because you’re started to lose fat tissue & gain more lean body tissue, so you are getting leaner!Don't give up! Weight lose will resume again.If your low on magnesium and vitamin D and... Read more
Foods that contain salt & sugar can cause the body to retain fluids. Natural ways to get rid of excess fluids are to consume Green Tea, Diet Cranberry Juice, watermelon, cucumber, artichokes, cabbage, carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, brussel sprouts, radi... Read more
We have all said the magic phrase, "I feel fat" at one time or another. While it may be a common saying, does it accurately describe what we are feeling? What exactly does fat feel like? If fat doesn't have a feeling, what exactly are we feeling? Loo... Read more
By Chalene JohnsonProbably the most common question I get when I release a new exercise program is, "Help! I'm gaining weight! Am I doing something wrong?" This is a common phenomenon with any new exercise program, such as Turbo Kick, T... Read more
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