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
Recently had surgery to correct a torn meniscus (4 weeks ago) still need to lose 20 lbs. I am frustrated because i cant exersice much, not making good food choices and a having a hard time getting motivated, I sure could use some advice... Read more
I know I had gained weight back during divorce, then job loss, then broken foot...hadn't realized how bad I was til today. My biking pants that used to fit nice are way unflattering!!! But at least I'm rocking it now, down 8# now! Its a start!!!... Read more
Don't be afraid of lifting weights. Balance cardio and strength. Also, I think 155 is a healthy weight for 5'7". Get your body fat tested to see where you really stand; it's just as dangerous to be underweight as it is to be overweight.... Read more
Fat loss happens all over; you can't spot-reduce. Everyone loses fat at different rates and in different ways. Maintain a sensible diet with plenty of protein and fresh produce, whole wheat instead of white. Cardio + weight training. Lift Heavy!... Read more
I am trying to figure out what to do with some weight watchers books my mom gave me that have the points values, a eating out guide, and a few other things. I don't want to just pitch these books yet I also don't know what to do with them. I haven't... 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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