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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

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

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

Do heart rate wrist monitors (like a fitbit charge
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Do heart rate wrist monitors (like a fitbit charge HR) reflect a calories burned count similar to what the fitness trackers on SP estimate for exercises? I want to buy one but hesitate because they are expensive and I first want to know it's accurate...  Read more

I am in love with my Fitbit Charge HR! It tracks heart rate (which makesit more accurate for calorie
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I am in love with my Fitbit Charge HR! It tracks heart rate (which makesit more accurate for calories) sleep, calories in vs. calories out, distance, etc., & I love it. It is so motivating and fun. You can even earn badges and compete against others....  Read more

won't constantly monitor your heart rate and can a
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won't constantly monitor your heart rate and can actually take away some of the calorie burn because you were holding onto it. Coach Denise...  Read more

Was it monitoring your heart the whole time? If no
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Was it monitoring your heart the whole time? If not, then that wouldn't be as accurate as a heart rate monitor that constantly monitors your heart rate. If you used the part of the treadmill to place your hands on it to monitor your heart rate, that...  Read more

So I take remicade for my crohns disease and I no
Updated 6/7/2015 10:30:53 PM

So I take remicade for my crohns disease and I no longer get a feeling of being even satisfied after eating I'm always hungry belly growling and all. Any pointer I need help:(...  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

Heart Disease and Weight Gain

So discouraged by the scales this week.....my weight has been jumping up and down by 5-8 lbs a week depending on what time I've taken my water pills! I know it's mostly fluid retention but I lose energy when the heart slows down so I lean toward cho...  Read more

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook review.

I thought since I have a little break in the action today I would try to write a short review of this cookbook. I was excited when I ordered this and waited with anticipation for it to arrive. There is a good collection of recipes from dips and...  Read more