Since I turned 40 this year, the passage of time has weighed heavily on my mind. While I certainly don’t want to be 21 again, I wouldn't mind looking more youthful. But the anti-aging creams and surgical procedures that are often promoted a... Read more
Recently Lori, a client of mine, called me angry, upset and discouraged. She had just returned from her yearly physical, which she had been eagerly anticipating. Though she hadn't reached her weight-loss goal, Lori had made many lifestyle c... Read more
An estimated 18 million adults use herbs in some form, and the sale of these products continues to increase.
Herbal supplements, which come from plants that have medicinal properties, claim to cure, treat, or prevent disease.&n... Read more
Most apples are great for eating fresh. But the best apples for baking, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac, are Fuji, Granny Smith and Rome Beauty, while the best for pies are Winesap, Rhode Island Greening, Newtown Pippin, Jonagold and Cortla... Read more
Flaxseed has been a part of human and animal diets for thousands of years. Even in the days of Hippocrates, flaxseed was eaten for its health benefits. Recently, however, flaxseed has gained popularity among health-conscious Americans. Despite the hy... Read more
excited about this new recipe! Packed with veggies and no carbs! 2 cups spaghetti squash, 1/4 cup peppers&onions, 1 cup broccoli, 3 oz chicken and 3tbsp grated parm+as much garlic and pepper you want= 304 cal. It's super filling and so good!... Read more
I am trying to make a new change to my diet every two weeks. Since it takes two weeks to form a habit. I've got the exercise part down just need to work on the eating. First change is tomorrow: slow down my eating pace. Any other ideas?... Read more
New to SparkPeople thought I better stop by and say hi! Married for 12 years and father of 2...the last couple of years things have started to slip away. My wife has been good at watching what she eats as well as losing weight. After much hesitation... Read more
Hello everyone, I am a 48 woman and I would like to lose 100lbs. I need to rebuild my confidence. I no longer allow my picture taken, missed my 30 yr. High School reunion, and I have a hard time looking at myself in the mirror. It wasn't always li... Read more
Fact: Every pound of fat gained causes your body to make 7 new miles of blood vessels.Knowing this, itís easy to see why obesity and heart disease often go together. Most of the new blood vessels are tiny capillaries, but also include small veins and... Read more
Which is better: being fat and fit, or thin and unfit? The first reaction might assume that carrying excess body fat is more harmful to your health, even if you exercise regularly. But is that true? Opinions will differ depend... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.The 'Healthy Obese' and Their Healthy Fat Cells NYTThin isn't a synonym for healthy, and now researchers are looking into people they call "metabolically he... Read more
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