I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis... Read more
Consistency, so important to the SparkPeople System, is something our society often overlooks. People are so focused on wanting things now that they aren't willing to spend the time consistently doing small things over time. This attitude results... Read more
When I was growing up, coaches led sports teams. I had a swim coach, and my brother had a baseball coach. Friends who participated in athletics had coaches dedicated to helping them improve performance in their chosen sport.
In the last de... Read more
Heart disease is not a disease that only affects men. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease kills more than 500,000 women annually. In 2001, well over half of the people who died from heart disease were women.
Yet... Read more
An estimated 18 million adults use herbs in some form, and the sale of these products continues to increase.
Herbal supplements, which come from plants that have medicinal properties, claim to cure, treat, or prevent disease.&n... Read more
Anyone out there have ivig therapy? Its pretty rare but thought Id try. It takes 5 hours every 3 weeks. It is for a special protein that my blood does not have,therefore my antibodies die. I was wanting to see if someone could buddy up with me.... Read more
So grateful for physical therapy and grateful that I am on the mend. Piriformis injury a year ago and now it feels like a mild bruise. Slow and steady healing progress toward more running experiences!... Read more
This is for the ladies! I had a stroke about 5-6 years ago ( no symptoms from it) but I've has horrible cramps ever since I had to get off BCPs. My new gyno is putting me on the mirena IUD. Please let me know of any pain, weight gain etc. Sparkmail m... Read more
grow, strengthen your hair! An outstanding product that added thickness, enabled growth of new hair and repaired damaged hair. I love it and it helps prevent the damage that sweating causes!... Read more
Tight control of BP (blood pressure) in diabetics lowers the risk of strokes, heart attacks and heart failure and slows the progression of diabetic kidney disease...Read more at the link below... Read more
Learn how a whole foods, starch-centered, plant-based way of eating can help prevent, manage and even reverse serious illness.
(vegetarian, vegan, McDougall, PCRM. Diabetes, X, heart, stroke)... Read more
What do you think of when you hear the word "massage"? Does it conjure up thoughts of a day out with your girlfriend at a swanky spa? Unlike days gone by, massages are becoming quite popular among athletes and non-athletes alike. Until this past Jul... Read more
According to the National Stroke Association, a stroke or "brain attack" is the third leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disability. Since up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable, knowing what you can do to r... Read more
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