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Cardiac Heart Disease Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Cardiac Heart Disease.

8 Sneaky Habits That Sabotage Your Heart

We all know that for optimum heart health we need to eat a healthy diet, exercise and not smoke. But did you know that the little things you do every day can have a big impact on the most important muscle in your body? We put together a list of...  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

4 Health Problems Linked to Depression

As if chronic depression isn't difficult enough, research shows that people with long-term or untreated depression are more likely to experience additional health concerns than the general public. The reasons for this are easy to imagine: De...  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

The Health Benefits of Pet Ownership

I grew up in a garden apartment development in New York, quite different from the suburban home my children know. There were tons of other kids around, my best friend lived downstairs, and we walked or rode bikes everywhere. I was never envious of my...  Read more

I Am Not A Bloody Disease
Updated 4/11/2014 8:42:07 PM

I'm getting really fed up with all of this fat bias. I KNOW that being overweight is correlated with a bunch different diseases. I KNOW that I should lose weight to help with my aches and pains. I KNOW ALL OF THESE THINGS. It's impossible for me NOT...  Read more

Heart Rate Monitor Recommendations
Updated 4/10/2014 4:12:43 PM

Hello Sparkers!! I currently own a Spark Activity Tracker (which I LOVE!!), but I was looking into purchasing a HRM to wear as well. I am open to any and all recommendations that any of you may have. I have looked into the Polar watches that come wit...  Read more

Diet soft drinks associated with heart disease
Updated 3/31/2014 8:00:29 PM

This finding was from the Women's Health Initiative and so this covers women only, the average age being 62 or 63 years old (but with NO prior cardiac problems). The sample size was very large, too (60,000+) www.independent.co.uk/life-style/hea...  Read more

Need advice on target heart rate vs RPE
Updated 3/20/2014 11:38:07 AM

I've recently started exercising again after a bit of a break. Cardio has never come easily to me but I have been enjoying what little running I can do (I am working on C25K currently) and I feel so good after, and frequently during, my sessions. ...  Read more

Keep your hearts on the front page
Updated 3/14/2014 6:06:40 AM

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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

Clean out your mouth..PLEASE

Gum Disease is linked to heart disease, strokes & diabetes. High glucose levels in saliva promote the growth of bacteria that cause gum disease or infection and even tooth loss. Make sure to floss daily, brush after each meal and if your throat is d...  Read more

Trying to get Pregnant

I have fought in my mind and my heart about being fearful of losing another child. There is light. This is an open minded, loving, and free place to explore and ask questions....  Read more

Go Red for Women Tomorrow, Feb. 4!

What if I told you that heart disease kills more women than the next four causes of death, would that encourage you to change your lifestyle? What if I told you heart disease takes the life of one woman every minute, would that encourage you to cha...  Read more

Broken Hearts Can Be Mended

How many of you have watched a movie or TV show where one of the characters, who has experienced a stressful situation in her life, suffers from what appears to be a classic heart attack but isn't? While this may sound a little farfetched, doctors ar...  Read more