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.
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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
If you're wheezing when you breathe, I'd say hold off. If you want to do something gentle like yoga, try that. I wouldn't recommend high-intensity cardio; it could make you worse. You want to be at 100% before you jump back in full-bore.... Read more
I did the "Run or Dye" 5K. If you have breathing issues like asthma or allergies, I suggest you wear a bandanna or painter's mask while running so you don't breathe in the colored cornstarch. Definitely wash race clothes separately!... Read more
On the start page one of the articles listed is about getting support for stroke, and it has the American Heart Assn. and the American Stroke Assn. on the picture. When I click on it, nothing happens. I can't seem to get to the article, so I assume s... Read more
So I've noticed that I have a ton of pre-portioned chicken breast in the freezer, enough for 2 people per bag...about 8oz. What I mean by pre-portion is that I bought fresh chicken in bulk, cut, weighed and put in individual freezer bags.
Beside... Read more
Diagnosed with Breast Cancer and had my surgery on 11/24.Now its time to start eating right and kick it into high gear before chemo starts. I figure the stronger I am when its starts..the better. I FIGHT LIKE A GIRL..and am ready to kick Canc... 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
Yoga Deep breathing is a great way to cut the stress. Practicing breathing in Yoga, and during exercise engraves proper breathing on our beings. Then, when we are faced with stressful situations, we can easily fall into proper breathing to help us de... 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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