Studies show that the vast majority of people who lose 50 percent or more of their body weight (whether through surgery or lifestyle change) report being unhappy with their bodies later. Why? Because even after all the work and the weight loss, losin... 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
When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is... Read more
According to Webster's Dictionary, the word “old” is defined as “having been in use for a long time,” “worn, dilapidated, ancient, or decayed by time.” After an experience as a volunteer at the 1995 St. Louis S... Read more
Many pressing reasons exist to avoid being overweight or obese and, unfortunately, cancer is one of them. It has long been known that excess weight increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes. But, fewer people know about the frig... Read more
Hi, I need to lose 30 pounds of pregnancy weight. My baby is 9 months old. I am 40 years old and have 5 children. My challenges are working in exercise with a baby and homeschooling, and a love for ice cream! I'd love an accountability buddy!... Read more
I haven't been keeping up on the weight loss stuff lately, I weighed myself yesterday and I am 280#. When I started my journey I was 330#, that was my heaviest in the 2010. I got to keep getting it!... Read more
I have been trying to lose weight for 15 years. I am 63, 5'4" mother of 6, FT computer job. My top weight 185. I had gotten down to 155 on WW 8 years ago. 175 now. foot and MVP make excersize hard. eat less than 1200 & not losing.... Read more
I'm hoping to see weight loss results by simply walking....I'm 33 with 100 pounds to lose, and I just can't afford a gym membership. I love walking though, so staying committed to it is not a problem.... Read more
I was taught that when your at a party or event, take the smallest plate and dont let your foods touch, it limits what you cna get and consume and as for soda...kick it in the butt, the carbonation expands your stomach and makes you feel less full!... Read more
The fact is that for people with a lot of weight to lose (BMI over 35). only 5 percent of those who try traditional diet and exercise planssucceed in losing the weight AND KEEPING IT OFF!! On the other hand, with weight loss surgery, 95% succeed in... Read more
Here's a quick roundup of the top health stories of the week. Some are serious, some are interesting, and some are just plain weird! Top Medical Breakthroughs of 2008Obama's SparkStreak Weight Loss Surgery Reverses Diabetes in TeensDrug Makers Volunt... Read more
Obesity and its medical complications are an expensive problem in the United States. Because the costs continue to rise, the government is offering tax incentives to entice people to lose weight. At this time of year when you're thinking about impr... Read more
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