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About Heart Disease Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for About Heart Disease.

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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

12 Heart-Smart Tips You Haven't Heard

When I flip my calendar to February, two things usually come to my mind. One, I’m getting tired of the cold and snowy winter, and two, Valentine’s Day is coming. Now, I don’t know how you feel about this “holiday," but I...  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

I have asthma. The meds make my heart rate higher
Updated 9/28/2016 7:37:16 AM

I have asthma. The meds make my heart rate higher than normal. (Sitting at rest 82bpm). I'm 43. Not sure how it affects my THR. #needadvice...  Read more

Anyone got a budget fitness tracker they love? Looking for one that includes heart rate. #firstpost
Updated 9/24/2016 8:36:21 AM

Anyone got a budget fitness tracker they love? Looking for one that includes heart rate. #firstpost #motivation...  Read more

I did Leslie Sansone's 3 mile sleek & slim Pilate's walk. According to my heart rate monitor I burne
Updated 9/23/2016 9:27:07 AM

I did Leslie Sansone's 3 mile sleek & slim Pilate's walk. According to my heart rate monitor I burned 565 calories. Feels good to cross exercise off my list for the day!😁...  Read more

What is everyone's favorite heart rate monitor? Th
Updated 9/17/2016 11:54:23 AM

What is everyone's favorite heart rate monitor? The fitbit is popular, but so expensive. Anyone use another one and is happy with it?...  Read more

Whatever you do... Do it with heart ..
Updated 9/15/2016 6:13:47 PM

Whatever you do... Do it with heart .....  Read more

Why diet is so important for heart disease prevention and treatment

Why diet is so important for heart disease prevention and treatmentDr. Greger points out that populations whose diets are based on whole plant foods rarely get heart disease (and they tend to steer clear of many other health problems, too including...  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

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, t...  Read more

Living with Heart Disease

Heart disease affects millions of women, including the five who follow. What sets them apart from the rest? These survivors have made it their mission to raise awareness of heart disease in women and are active with the following organizations.Go Red...  Read more

Sugar and Heart Disease: A 1960s' Scandal - "Big Sugar" Paid Harvard Scientists (Mother Jones mag)

The sugar industry bribed health researchers to play down the dangers of sugar, and to focus the blame on fat. Have any of us not been influenced or affected by all the "low-fat" health advice and food/ dietary products of the past 20-30 years? ...  Read more

40 Years Of Nutrition Guidelines Prescribed A Lo-Fat Diet that Promoted Heart Disease

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