Some women mourn it as the end of youth and fertility. Others welcome it as a time of freedom and new opportunities. Either way, menopause is a universal rite of passage for women, marking significant physical and emotional changes which can require... Read more
Have you walked through the bread aisle lately? What used to be a few shelves of loaves is now a full-length aisle of cellophane-wrapped confusion. It used to be simple to bring home a loaf. Now it requires concentration, patience and reading glasses... 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
Welcome to SparkPeople's Top 10 Tips for Fitting into Your Bathing Suit! You can read, print or bookmark this article for easy reference.
Tip #1: Eat breakfast every day. Breakfast-eaters tend to consume more nutrients and fewer calories tha... Read more
Here are some thoughts and testimonials from the community, our SparkPeople members.
It's been a very stressful day. I didn't sleep well last night and had a sick child this morning. BUT, I did well on my food... Read more
Anyone have issues finding cute plus size activewear? As weird as it may sound when I feel cute I feel motivated. Put me in a cute outfit for work I conquer the office. Make me wear dull baggy misshaped activewear is like beating me down with a 2x4.... Read more
Eat regularly, enjoying at least three meals plus snacks, and spacing your food no more than four to five hours apart.Eat a diet that's high in fibre with lots of whole-grain bread and cereal, nuts, dried peas and beans, fruits and vegetables.Avoid f... Read more
So the scales aren't moving? Or worse, they're moving in the wrong direction? You're angry, upset, frustrated, or ______ (fill in the blank). Allow yourself to feel those feelings, then pick yourself up, and keep walking forward. Keep tracking your... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com.
By Cathy Cram, M.S.
This second blog in a three-part series on treatments for menopausal hot flashes focuses on alternative options.... Read more
In the last few days before the administration changes hands, the FDA has been hard at work making changes. Here are two of the most interesting rulings: FDA Says Diet Coke Plus Mislabeled In 2007, Coke started selling Diet Coke Plus, also called Co... Read more
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