You've probably eaten a large, spicy meal at one time or another, only to end up with an upset stomach (or other digestive woes). The occasional bout of heartburn isn't something of great concern, but when it happens frequently, it's time... Read more
We've all seen the flashy cans of energy drinks crowding the shelves at gas stations and grocery stores. From students to sports stars, it seems like everyone has used an energy supplement to up their game at some point. But what exactly puts the... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
We often hear a lot about aerobic or “cardio” exercise and how it improves fitness, reduces one’s risk of lifestyle diseases, an... Read more
If you're trying to lighten your caloric load or lose weight, are you destined to days of tasteless cookies, or—worse—a life without sweets and treats?
Of course not! There are plenty of ways you can substitute lower-calorie ingr... Read more
For most of us, work is a fact of life. Whether your paycheck helps care for a family, a home, tuition, or simply what you need to stay alive, we spend a large percentage of our waking hours doing some kind of work.
According to recent research,... Read more
I have been doing really good. I have lost six pounds in three weeks. But now next week I having hernia surgery. This scares me because I will not be able to work out for a while. My food will have to be right in mark for a few weeks.... Read more
I've been doing great until this past week. I just started a new job and the stress is unbelievable. My new supervisor is VERY unreasonable, I haven't been able to sleep well and I've been eating horribly, due to anxiety. I know I'm doing it but i... Read more
OMG!! I suuuuuuck!!!! I was doing sooooo good & lost about 22 pounds! I've done TERRIBLE for the past 2-3 weeks & gained a ton!!!! I have to get back on track & lose as much as possible before our vacation to Colorado next month!!! Ugh! Why do I a... Read more
At 53 and over weight I had done everything from diet pills to gastric bypass. I started with losing the white bread. Then I threw out the high fructose corn syrup, it is in everything so I read labels and will only eat products without it. I noticed... Read more
Cucumber juice is a diuretic, helps in the dissolution of kidney stones.It can help counter uric acids that are causing inflammation in joints,also very soothing for the treatment of gastric & duodenal ulcers. Cuc's are over 90% water, and the skin c... Read more
Many religions recommend fasting for both spiritual and/or health benefits. All religious fasts are different: Some restrict certain foods, while others only restrict the times of day in which one can eat. Few religious fasts involve a long-term or c... Read more
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