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'm fed up with myself and want to start my fitness plan *right now*
I just turned 60 in November. I work in high-tech, 8-10 hours a day plopped in front of a computer monitor. The gig is great for my brain, but my body needs regular exercis... Read more
I'm starting my lifestyle changes as of January 1st, but I wanted to mosey on over here and get a feel for the boards before then.
It's a pleasure to meet everyone and have a wonderful holiday season!... Read more
I just got a new Samsung Galaxy S 8.4" tablet, and my SparkPeople app doesn't respond to the font size change in the tablet's settings, specifically for the Friend Feed section. The type on the Friend Feed is really small and hard to read. It would b... Read more
I just want to say that those of you starting now are among those most committed to succeeding in reaching their goals. To start a program in the middle of a holiday season means that you are desperate to reach your goals.
You can do this! It i... Read more
I've been off and on diets half of my life. I'm going to try to do it differently this time and get support and following a moderated diet that doesn't alienate me from most others. I was successful eating a plant based oil free diet for a few years,... 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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