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
We've all heard the advice, "lift with your legs," and this guidance is especially true for people with weak, injured or arthritic joints.
Your body undergoes a great deal of stress and changes throughout your lifespan. The last th... Read more
Many of us assume that a backyard vegetable garden can save us money, but is it really true? After investing in equipment, soil, seeds and water, do you really come out on top?
The answer varies upon the size of your garden, whether you start yo... Read more
Achooo! Is it a cold? Is it the flu? You may not know what you have, but you know you feel terrible. When SparkPeople members feel under the weather, they usually have the same questions: "What should I eat? Should I still count my calories? If... Read more
Imagine that you are the same age as your child…
What grade were you in?
Who was your teacher?
Your best friend?
Imagine that you are outside…
Did you have a place that you considered your own?
A treehous... Read more
I am taking it kind of easy today. Some gardening, some meal prep, nice long walk. Now i will watch some tv. I did 30.000 steps yesterday, i was just so busy. Today about 17.000 which is my weekend normal these days. Who would thought that a year ago... Read more
How Gardening Can Improve Your Health, Fitness, Mood and NutritionModern living tends to sever your connection to the natural world, and many are now starting to recognize just how important a connection with the land is for health and happiness.Heal... Read more
"There's no question that prunes work," says Slavin. "They're interesting because they have fiber, but they also have sugar alcohols and maybe other chemicals that matter."(Sugar alcohols, like sorbitol or mannitol, are poorly absorbed carbohydrates... Read more
Gardening season upon us. Whether you want to start your first herb garden or expand on the number of veggies you grow this year, now is the time to take stock of your tools and accessories and see what you need. And there's no reason why you hav... Read more
Your husband says he has a nagging pain below his ribs, chest tightness that won’t quit or has simply been feeling sluggish lately, but doesn’t feel like calling his doctor (or doesn’t have one). Here are three symptoms he (and you)... Read more
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