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After Stroke Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for After Stroke.

Swimming: Take the Plunge!

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 Eventually Leads to Breakthroughs!

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

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

Perks of Donating Blood

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

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

Suffered a stroke three years ago and would really
Updated 4/15/2016 9:38:05 PM

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
Updated 3/14/2016 5:58:29 PM

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

Stressful week , mother in law had a stroke. She a
Updated 2/11/2016 8:34:24 AM

Stressful week , mother in law had a stroke. She always works with me. Worked alot of hours to cover her. Took two days off of my healthy lifestyle .bad eating and no work outs. Got my food portioned out today and going make myself fit in a workout...  Read more

I had a stroke 3 years ago and gained 45 pounds. T
Updated 1/28/2016 4:17:46 PM

I had a stroke 3 years ago and gained 45 pounds. Trying to lose it with this app. Need friends and encouragement...  Read more

Happy New Year! Any young stroke survivors out the
Updated 1/2/2016 8:37:41 PM

Happy New Year! Any young stroke survivors out there? I'm six months out and I'd be happy to hear from anyone who has experience in stroke recovery....  Read more

Diabetics Lower Blood Pressure...omit salt

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

Information on Shingles

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

Whole Foods for Health

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

Reduce Your Stroke Risk Eat More Fish

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

Think FAST When It Comes to Stroke Awareness

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

1 stroke, 2 stroke, crabwalks, GO!

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 stroke of Luck

" Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck." Tenzin Gyatso , 14th Dalai Lama Not making goal, not making gains, not making weight is not always bad. It just means something bigger or better is coming to yo...  Read more