I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis... Read more
Consistency, so important to the SparkPeople System, is something our society often overlooks. People are so focused on wanting things now that they aren't willing to spend the time consistently doing small things over time. This attitude results... Read more
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
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
Before developing the serious health condition of type 2 diabetes, a person will almost always have pre-diabetes beforehand. But pre-diabetes is a condition without symptoms, meaning that many people can have it without even knowing it. Left unchecke... Read more
i suffered a massive stroke 15 months ago. since then, i have gained 40 pounds, and i don't like this at all. before the stroke, i exercised regularly and ran 5k at least 3 times a week. i have had to learn to walk again and am struggling to regai... Read more
Hi! I had a stroke 1 1/2 years ago. I have tried very hard to get up and keep going. I am now at a point where I can walk a mile in about 40 minutes. I was always a hiker before the stroke, so I feel like I am in slow motion, but I am trying. I g... Read more
Since this past summer, I've been sort of a hypochondriac. I always felt like my face was numb (turns out it was from TMJ). I always felt like my chest hurt (pulled muscle) and I always felt like my left arm hurt (carpal tunnel).
Last time I got... Read more
Tight control of BP (blood pressure) in diabetics lowers the risk of strokes, heart attacks and heart failure and slows the progression of diabetic kidney disease...Read more at the link below... Read more
Whether you have an in-ground pool, above ground pool or are thinking about joining the "Y", water aerobics are a terrific calorie burner. In addition to the calories you burn, you will be giving your joints & and back a favor because of the low impa... Read more
Learn how a whole foods, starch-centered, plant-based way of eating can help prevent, manage and even reverse serious illness.
(vegetarian, vegan, McDougall, PCRM. Diabetes, X, heart, stroke)... Read more
According to the National Stroke Association, a stroke or "brain attack" is the third leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disability. Since up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable, knowing what you can do to r... Read more
In October 2008 I was watching the World Series when I suddenly noticed the left side of my face becoming numb. At first I thought it was due to a new moisturizer I started using a few weeks earlier. I did not mention anything to my husband when it s... Read more
Well for all of those wondering my swim went fantastic and I can't wait to go again. I'm going to talk to my partner and crime and see if we're going to go this weekend. We had a blast, although I do need to work on my form but granted it probably... Read more
A thought occurred to me today, working on running and taking my nephews for a walk could go hand-in-hand... Provided I don't lose my mind.
Here's the base idea I came up with: take the boys for a walk, have them get a certain distance in front... Read more
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