As a parent or guardian, we are sure you feel concerned about what your child will be doing online, and we are too. SparkTeens.com was created as a resource for 13- to 17-year-olds. We try to offer age-appropriate information and resources about heal... Read more
Bogus exercise equipment and nutrition scams have been assaulting us for about as long as anyone can remember. According to author Dr. James Harvey Young, the scams date back as early as 1630. That was the year Nicholas Knopp of Massachusetts Bay was... Read more
It makes perfect sense. Instead of driving to work and back each day—which uses gas and does absolutely nothing for your rear or your stress level—you bike your way to work, miss the traffic, burn some calories, get an energy boost, and s... Read more
When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo... Read more
If your pet is well-socialized and enjoys playing with other animals, a trip to the dog park is a great way to help him get some exercise and meet new four-legged friends. But before you head out the door there are several rules and precautions to co... Read more
I hope this doesn't sound too crazy to you all but i swear that "healthy" foods make me sick... Years of eating a restricted calorie diet and all the classic healthy foods like vegetables, fruits, high fiber breads/wraps, low calori... Read more
I only like a small number of bland foods. I rarely use salt and pepper.
I like bananas, apples and oranges, steamed green beans and broccoli.
I like fried chicken (as long as there are no spices added), oven roasted Turkey, the only beef I li... Read more
I have found the most fun and easy way for myself to lose weight is to work... i know you are probably thinking i am crazy right now but i am serious I love to go out and help my dad in the shop help my grandpa in the summer at his vet clinic cleanin... Read more
I've been doing a lot better with my activity and workouts lately. On Friday, I did a strength training DVD (Leslie Sansone's Firm 30), and I spent my work shift feeling like my legs and arms were made of Jell-O.
Yesterday, it hit me. My thighs... Read more
I worked at the group home, got off and got drunk on vodka. I'm not supposed to do this. I have to work tomorrow, but not until 12:30. Hopefully it will have worn off by then.
Anyone else hate their job? What do you do about it?... Read more
The ongoing debate over plastic has been a hot topic for the past year. Last week I shared that BPA is not just in plastics but can also be found in metal-based food and beverage cans. A common question came up in the comments asking about the hea... Read more
Genes are the blueprints of every part of an organism. Foods that have had foreign genes inserted into their genetic codes are called genetically engineered or bio engineered foods. Genetic Engineering can be done to plants, animals or microorganisms... Read more
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