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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

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

Coordination/ /Balance/Heart Rate
Updated 9/22/2014 2:37:05 PM

I have a couple issues. I would like to add some core exercises to my routine, but I'm very uncoordinated, it will take me a month to be able to follow a routine, and I have very bad balance, I can only stand on one foot for 1-2 seconds. I also can't...  Read more

Eating with kidney disease
Updated 9/16/2014 1:11:36 PM

My dad has Stage 4 kidney disease. I couldn't find a support group listed for that specific issue, but I'm certain there are many resources in SparkPeople that can help me figure out what he should be eating. Can someone help direct me to them? Th...  Read more

Question about heart medicine
Updated 9/15/2014 7:47:05 PM

Hi All Is there anyone who like me take an eye medicine that is a beater blocker and wheres a HRM when exercising? If there is please send a SP mail as I have a question for them. Ta ...  Read more

Any know of the best heart rate monitor calories b
Updated 9/13/2014 6:27:16 PM

Any know of the best heart rate monitor calories burn and workouts recorded in a watch. Possibly sweatproof....  Read more

Target Heart Rate Calcs on Chemo?
Updated 9/11/2014 4:24:19 PM

I'm looking for some advice on how to calculate my target heart range. I take a number of prescription medications. One of them is Metoprolol and I don't know how this might impact the calculation. Using the simplest formula for my Max Heart...  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

Reverse Heart Disease

Dr. Masley 30 Day Heart...  Read more

Does Olive Oil Prevent Heart Disease?

Short Answer: Yes The Health Benefits of olive oil come from the presence of polyphenols, antioxidants THAT REDUCE THE RISK OF HEART DISEASES and cancers. But to get these healthy compounds, consumers should buy good-quality, fresh "extra-vir...  Read more