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
It's common knowledge that eating spicy foods or even being pregnant can result in heartburn for many people. But when heartburn or acid reflux becomes a chronic problem—the cause is often something more than the buffalo wings you had a... Read more
We all know that exercise is an important aspect of an overall healthy lifestyle. The same rule applies when it comes to our four-legged friends. Unfortunately, many of our pets are much too sedentary these days, which can take a toll on both their p... Read more
This question is for all the successful individuals who were very much obese most there life then were able to make changes in there life that allowed them to loose the weight and keep it off for at least three years of longer.
After str... Read more
OK, so I've done this since late Feb. I've either lost .5 a week, or stayed the same for the past 4 weeks. In order to lose weight do I have to follow the Smart People diets to a t. I've been substituting alot, but I check the graphs and I should... Read more
I having been following weight watchers on and off for a while now. I got down to 172 lbs. I was walking/jogging 1 1/2-2 miles 4-5 days a week. I had some life situations come up and those have finally settled down.
About 2 months ago I started... Read more
I'm starting over, and want the weight tracker report to start over as well, so that when I pull it up, it doesn't go all the way back to last year when I first entered some data.
Is there a way to easily delete all that previous information, or... 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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