We all feel down sometimes. Whether your issue is a symptom of chronic depression or just a short-term bad mood, finding ways to lift your spirits is key to feeling better and living healthier. There are a variety of options that can help improve you... Read more
Omega-3 fatty acids seem to be good for everything, and a new study of their effect on exercise-induced asthma is yet another example of the benefits of this healthy type of fat. A study at Indiana University found that adults with mild-to-moderate p... Read more
Although the foods you eat cannot treat depression, your diet does have significant effects on your mood, energy levels, mental health, and your ability to cope with stress. If you suffer from depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), certain... Read more
It's becoming more and more common for consumers to forgo medication when looking for a "natural" alternative to treating conditions like depression. No matter what method you choose, it's important to get all the facts. SparkPeople... Read more
I’ll admit it—I’m vain. So when I put on my summer tank tops a few months ago and noticed the dreaded "batwings" growing on the back of my arms, I panicked. I was too young to have my arms jiggling when I moved! I had to d... Read more
Hey guys! This my first post. Feeling determined to accomplish few things n first is loosing a good 40 lbs! Got my fitbit and scale last week and started to be more aware on my food intake. Now need some encouragement to keep myself going :)... Read more
Hello All - This is my first post. I've been tracking for a month and figured it's time to use more of the resources available here. I've read lots of the success stories, and other posts, but I wonder what else I 'should' be doing to help reach my... Read more
Seems like no one is interested yet or my posts just didn't catch someone's eye yet. Replied to some people looking for buddies as well. But no luck yet hope to find a buddy so I don't have to keep bothering my friends about dieting and health stuff.... Read more
The Fitbit models I mentioned in previous posts also track more than just heart rate. They collect info on activity (steps, stairs, distance), and give you an up-to-the-minute calorie burn throughout the day. They sync easily with Spark, too!... Read more
Processed Foods might trigger depression. Yes, your diet can be associated with depression. Not enough omega-3 foods is another cause for increased levels of depression, as well as, junk food and sweets. Eat nuts, spinach or Kale asparagus, avocado... Read more
The WRITERS' SUPPORT GROUP is here to lend support, accountability and encouragement for your writing projects. Post daily and join the challenges! May ALL of your writing goals & dreams come true!... Read more
About seven years ago when I was pregnant with my first son, I was on a plane visibly embarrassing my husband as I laughed my head off (loudly). The reason that I was laughing was because I was reading Jenny McCarthy’s Belly Laughs, in whi... Read more
The holiday season is in full swing now! Festive lights, the sounds of the season and holiday goodies are surrounding us on an almost daily basis. Just about everywhere you go you are reminded that it’s that time of the year. ... Read more
My little is now approaching seven months old and although I knew something wasn't right I wasn't convinced this was what I had.
Anyway, after it all coming to a head last week with my lovely husband down to me threatening to leave him and baby... Read more
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