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
When you give blood, you give a priceless and precious gift. According to the American Red Cross, someone needs blood in the United States every two seconds, and a single car accident victim can require up to 100 pints. Each donation can help sa... 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
After having a mini stroke in my eye I have decided to make drastic changes in my life. I am eating healthier, drinking water and eliminating all processed food and soda. I would drink a cappuccino a day. I don't need the extra calories.... Read more
May is National Stroke Month.
How are you going to observe it and prevent a stroke?
It is defintely motivating me to move and eat well.
http://www.strokeassociation.org/id c/groups/stroke-public/@wcm/@hcm/@sta/ documents/image/ucm_484930... Read more
Suffered a stroke three years ago and would really like to do some exercise. I walk twenty minutes a day. Three times a day, I even bought a band so I can exercise while I sit down. Any suggestions as to any kind of exercises I can do l. Left side... Read more
I gained 45 pounds when I had my stroke I started with spark and lost around 7 pounds. I had a couple of mini strokes and I've gained all that weight back this is beginning to seem hopeless and losing weight... 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
Shingles VaccineThe vaccine reduces not only the risk of getting shingles---a painful, blistering rash caused by the reactivation of the virus that causes chicken pox---but the severity of the illness if you do get it. That's an important benefit, s... 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
So the numbness I was having on my left side turned out to be a mini stroke. and it looks like I have had some in the past. After looking at photos I recognize drooping of my face. So diet change in order. low sodium. Low fat. exercise. It just... Read more
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