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
I am a new member. I need help with getting motivated and staying on track. I know what to do, but am having trouble staying focused, especially about exercising. I always feel better after I exercise and it is the best way for me to have improved... Read more
So I'm back but I didn't really use spark the way I think I should have used it before... I'm a single Teaching mom who has a 15 and 13 year old... Trying to get myself where I once was as a stay at home, working out, all non-whole foods off limits k... Read more
I have been on here almost a month. I enjoy the app and the people I have met on here. 41 years old I live in NY.
I had gastric bypass almost 3 years ago. I work very very hard to stay healthy an thinner then I was. I have been in th... Read more
I'm new to working out. This week I went to the gym and did the treadmill for 15 minutes and the dreadful elliptical for 15 minutes. I also did 2 days of Zumba, which was fun, but I felt lost with some of those moves.lol.... 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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