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.
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If only there were two or three more hours in a day, then I’d be able to reach the bottom of my to-do list. But between children, work and juggling the needs of an elderly mother, there never seems to be enough time. And like many women, exerci... Read more
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
When people begin a fitness program, they understandably have lots of questions, from how to perform certain moves to which exercises are most effective. One question that everyone seems to ask is how to breathe properly when working out.
I know... Read more
Flaxseed has been a part of human and animal diets for thousands of years. Even in the days of Hippocrates, flaxseed was eaten for its health benefits. Recently, however, flaxseed has gained popularity among health-conscious Americans. Despite the hy... Read more
I am looking for breast cancer survivors, need to lose over 100 lbs and on a keto diet. I am all 3, but you don't have to be. I'm 44 almost 45 and looking for support. #friendfinder #survivor... Read more
Already anticipating a high stress day. Today will be a test of my de-stress techniques. Breathing deep, exercise, focus on tasks, eat right and drink plenty of water, stretch, and the most important...PRAY PRAY PRAY!!!!... Read more
Breast feeding moms, how many calories should I be consuming the first month? She's eleven days old, I lost twenty lbs during and after pregnancy (10 during and 10 after) which put me at my weight loss goal so I'm not trying to lose just produce.... Read more
January 2016, suffered a Stroke. Its been a battle eating correctly but I have been doing it. Just started Spark the month of Sept. 2016 I know I have lost weight but afraid to step on a scale. I was 180 before the Stroke but want a dramatic surprise... Read more
MenopauseQ: Have the WHI results led doctors to stop treating symptoms of menopause with hormones?A: The use of hormone therapy has declined by about 80 percent since the WHI, but the trials' results have been misunderstood. The hormone therapy tr... Read more
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association issued guidelines for stroke prevention in women. Here are the top 10 risk factors to address:7. Smoking. The more cigarettes you smoke, the higher your risk of stroke.8. Migraine. M... Read more
This team is for people training for either the Komen 3-Day Walk or the Avon 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer. We welcome Crew, walker-stalkers, the curious and other long-distance walkers also.... Read more
Editor's Note: Most of you likely have read a story about Birdie Varnedore, a SparkPeople member and mother of five from Orlando who lost 140 pounds and kept it off using SparkPeople. You might not know that the amazing woman we have known as MOM... Read more
I believe that things happen in life for a reason. The people we meet, the experiences we have, the books we read, they all teach us something, if we're willing to pause and take notice.
While on vacation, I finished reading a book that had a tre... Read more
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