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About Heart Disease Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for About Heart Disease.

The Heart of a Woman

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

The Truth about Alcohol and Heart Health

The idea that alcohol may be good for your heart has been around for a while. While moderate drinking may offer health benefits, drinking more can cause a host of health problems. So should you turn to alcohol to protect your heart? Here's what y...  Read more

Sleeping Better for a Healthier Heart

We all know how great a good night's rest feels. You wake up feeling refreshed, energized and ready to tackle your day. Unfortunately, this rested feeling is the exception and not the norm for many who live busy lives in the modern world, and it&...  Read more

Eating for a Healthy Heart

Looking for ways to kick start your heart-healthy lifestyle? Start by looking at your diet. Poor food choices can have a negative effect on your heart, weight and overall health; but making small, sustainable changes to improve your diet can have a l...  Read more

8 Sneaky Habits That Sabotage Your Heart

We all know that for optimum heart health we need to eat a healthy diet, exercise and not smoke. But did you know that the little things you do every day can have a big impact on the most important muscle in your body? We put together a list of...  Read more

Heart Monitors
Updated 7/14/2014 6:42:53 AM

I have been thinking of getting a heart monitor to help with exercise. Was wondering the pros and cons of one and what brand you would recommend.? Would like something very easy to use since this would be my first heart monitor....  Read more

Heart scare leading to me focusing on ME
Updated 7/3/2014 9:04:46 PM

I am a 36 year old mom of 4 kiddos ( 14, 12, 9, and 7) and recently I wasn't feeling well. The doctor decided to do a bunch of tests including an EKG that came back abnormal. I FREAKED out! My mom had heart disease for years, finally passing away...  Read more

Sportline 560 duo heart rate monitor?
Updated 7/2/2014 12:35:24 PM

I just bought one of these things and ended up resting it but it says 475 in my calorie consumption counter. Is that how many calories I have burned? or does it mean something totally different?. it also shows I have 25G fat burn. anyone know what wh...  Read more

working above target heart rate: good? bad?
Updated 6/21/2014 3:14:02 PM

Hi, I've been working out for about 2 years now (cardio/strength circuit training). I just bought my first heart rate monitor. I also calculated my target heart rate for the first time using: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calcul
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Heart rate question
Updated 6/22/2014 12:49:02 AM

Hello, I am 49 years old, 6'5" and weigh 410 pounds after loosing 90 pounds these past six months. My current resting blood pressure readings is fairly consistent which is usually 124/74 with resting heart beat of 58. No caffeine, alcohol or add...  Read more

EATING COLD CUTS, HOT DOGS

ERIC DING, EPIDEMIOLOGIST AND NUTRITIONIST AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY REPORTS THAT COLD CUTS CONTAIN NITRATES THAT COULD INCREASE HEART DISEASE AND DIABETES....  Read more

Cut the salt!

Cutting the salt in your food will reduce water retention, your blood pressure, and reduce your chance for heart disease....  Read more

Trying to get Pregnant

I have fought in my mind and my heart about being fearful of losing another child. There is light. This is an open minded, loving, and free place to explore and ask questions....  Read more

Celebrate National Wear Red Day

This Friday, February 6, marks the National Wear Red Day, when everyone across the country is asked to wear red in support of raising awareness of the number one killer of American women: heart disease. Held the first Friday in February since 2002,...  Read more

What Women Really Need to Know about Heart Health

 Editor's Note: February is Heart Health month, aimed at bringing awareness to the #1 killer in America. Today we're sharing an interview with Dr. Patrice Desvigne-Nickens on behalf of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI...  Read more

Illustrated History Of Heart Disease 1825-2015

"1977 After conducting six additional hearings, McGovern's Senate Select Committee issues the final version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. For the first time, an agency of the U.S. federal government is telling the American people to eat l...  Read more

The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease

"Saturated fat does not cause heart disease"—or so concluded a big study published in March in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. How could this be? The very cornerstone of dietary advice for generations has been that the saturated fats in butt...  Read more