You know the filter in your furnace only lasts three months before it gets clogged with cat hair, and you're diligent about getting the oil in your car changed every 3,000 miles. But do you pay attention to all the recommended tune-ups and mainte... Read more
Take heart, fish lovers! While the safety issues surrounding the consumption of fish are legitimate, don’t let them spoil your seafood catch.
There are many health benefits from eating seafood. It is an exceptional source of... Read more
SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar... 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
Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart!
The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every... Read more
I have a problem (well, possibly), my health has gone really downhill recently- hair,nails,skin..etc and I really think I need to have a thyroid test because I'm actually GAINING as well. My mother thinks I'm over reacting and won't take me. Advice?... Read more
It depends on your daily calories. The Dietary Guidelines recommend 45 to 65% of your daily calories should be carbs. There are 4 kcal of carbs per gm. So a 1300 cal diet should get 146 to 211 gm carbs. 1300 divided by 4 times .45 (or times .65).... Read more
ADA guidelines? I just saw my HCP and was wondering if sparkpeople had meal plans for different types of diets. The specs from the doc are actually more generous with calories than what I've been trying.... Read more
Though I've only been on this journey for 2 weeks, I am already beginning to feel the improvement in my body. I have more energy. My skin is tightening up but not as cushy like I felt when I gained more weight. I have greater stamina. And my mood is... Read more
Publix Pharmacy offers FREE diabetes screenings in partnership with CholestCheck, a health screening services company. Sign up for free diabetes newsletter and see optional screening tests (such as cholesterol and thyroid tests) are available for pur... Read more
Thirteen independent experts have finally concluded their work and presented their Report on Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. The 2010 Advisory Committee worked for two years to update the guidelines and the group consists of individuals natio... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. CDC sets food allergy guidelines for schools For the first time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are providing schools with guidelines on how to deal with... Read more
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