I try to be healthy but I know I can do better. I want to eat healthier and be more active overall and I'm looking for tips and tracking to keep me on track.
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Helen1 started the topic water retention in the forum Health Forums 1 day, 1 hour ago
I retain water like a yoyo – bloating up for a few days, then not – all the time. It’s making it very hard to measure my weight and it’s uncomfortable. I don’t seem to do anything right for fixing it. I’ve tried drinking tons of water, and it doesn’t make a difference. any ideas?
Helen1 replied to the topic How to get past the wall? in the forum Running Forum 1 week, 6 days ago
Updates? Seeing any improvements yet?
Helen1 started the topic Does calorie-counting always lead to plateau? in the forum Weight Loss Programs 3 weeks, 1 day ago
When I count calories to lose weight, I always lose between 5 and 10 and then get stuck for so long! Should I be cutting more at that point? What do I do? I dont see progress for weeks and it makes it hard to keep trying.
Helen1 replied to the topic Is hand lotion considered a supplement? in the forum Supplements Reviews 4 weeks, 1 day ago
I agree, unless there’s an active ingredient in it that absorbs into your skin and blood stream for a medicinal effect or something like that, it’s not a supplement.
Helen1 replied to the topic How to get past the wall? in the forum Running Forum 1 month, 1 week ago
Slow down to your slowest run and keep going, focus on your breathing, how the ground feels under your feet, a the way a certain bird looks. Anything that will keep your focus and keep you mindful. Sometimes, you’ll break on through it and you feel great again!
Helen1 replied to the topic How does sleeping affect weight? in the forum Health Forums 1 month, 2 weeks ago
It’s not just energy, but that is a big part of it. It changes the way your brain works and the way your hormones balance. They all pretty much work against you when you’re not well rested!
Helen1 replied to the topic Best spring sport in the forum Weight Loss Programs 2 months ago
Cycling. Hands down. Just make sure you’re not wearing white if it’s raining!
Helen1 replied to the topic Vitamin d helps prevent dementia in the forum Supplements Reviews 2 months, 1 week ago
That’s amazing. I need to start taking it more. I remember probably 4 times a week but maybe that’ll get me taking it more.
Helen1 replied to the topic walking in winter sun in the forum Activity Forums 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks! I guess if I’m just going to be out for a handful of minutes, I’m fine. Anything else and I’ll add sunscreen.
Helen1 replied to the topic Do I need an Omega 3 supplement? in the forum Supplements Reviews 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Some are good, some aren’t. Most of us could probably use them, as far as I understand it. Maybe talk to your doctor, a pharmacist, or nutritionist for advice on choosing one. They might be able to recommend some brands. I’ve heard the same as you about the products going rancid. Maybe the ones in the fridge are better than the shelf stable ones.
Helen1 posted an update in the group Daily Exercise 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Is daily exercise best or can I take off a day or two every week?
Helen1 started the topic walking in winter sun in the forum Activity Forums 3 months, 2 weeks ago
I’ve been enjoying getting out and walking especially when the weather is sunny and the sidewalks are clear enough. Lately it really hasn’t been bad, thank goodness, but while I”ve liked the sun, a lot of what I read online says I still have to wear sunscreen even in the winter. I barely get any sunlight in winter. Isn’t sunlight important to…[Read more]
Helen1 replied to the topic shoveling snow for weight loss in the forum Weight Loss Programs 3 months, 3 weeks ago
You had me at “ignore your fitbit” haha. Good idea about the manual entry. I had to look up how to do it but it’s pretty easy. Thanks!
Helen1 started the topic shoveling snow for weight loss in the forum Weight Loss Programs 4 months ago
OMG the last few days have been the worst for snow shoveling. I’ve been spending an hour a day clearing my car and driveway. Someone please tell me that this is really a fat burning exercise! I need to think that this is at least helping my weight loss if nothing else. I’m so frustrated. When I’m done, I’m soaked with sweat and out of breath. M…[Read more]
Helen1 replied to the topic Anyone have a favorite for dry eyes? in the forum Supplements Reviews 4 months, 1 week ago
Does your home have a humidifier? I find that helps a lot in the winter.
Helen1 replied to the topic Anyone want to buddy with me over the holidays? in the forum Weight Loss Programs 4 months, 2 weeks ago
I’m in! (by the way, good job with the cooking, @envirotodd )
This week, I ate oranges for my dessert instead of sugary baked things or candies. I’m trying to cut down on sugar by a lot. I ate mountains of sugar over the holidays. I need to reset.
Helen1 replied to the topic Running is keeping my mood better in the forum Activity Forums 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Keeping it up into the new year? Feeling better now that December is done? I hope you’re doing okay.
Helen1 replied to the topic Alcon Vitalux Healthy Eyes in the forum Health & Fitness Reviews 5 months, 2 weeks ago
I agree. You should write to the company to let them know in case they don’t know there’s an issue.
Helen1 replied to the topic Alcon Vitalux Healthy Eyes in the forum Health & Fitness Reviews 6 months, 1 week ago
That’s frustrating. Was it extra or instead of a whole pill you should have got? Did you count them?
Helen1 replied to the topic Hungry after I exercise in the forum Activity Forums 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Glad to hear it’s working for you. That’s a big hurdle to get over.
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