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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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
When I flip my calendar to February, two things usually come to my mind. One, I’m getting tired of the cold and snowy winter, and two, Valentine’s Day is coming. Now, I don’t know how you feel about this “holiday," but I... Read more
There are a myriad of factors that affect heart health. From regular exercise to smoking cessation to eating a nutritious diet, there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your heart. But did you know that the mind-body connection can also... Read more
Elevated cholesterol levels aren't caused by a high-cholesterol diet alone. The fact is, a combination of factors affect your cholesterol levels. There are two main categories of risks that contribute to high cholesterol—those that you can&... Read more
I am enjoying retirement! Owning my time is better than my best dream about the freedom of work free days could possibly be. But this new freedom of scheduled time comes a deded responsibility. my new phase of life, retirement, time demands that... Read more
i'm worried about my resting heart rate. It's easily around 75 bpm. My husband's hovers around 45! Will exercise reduce this? We are both fairly active, and not overweight. Should I be concerned?... Read more
OK, so bear with me here. I'm not sure if what I'm looking for or wondering about even exists. Well, okay, I know it exists, but....you know what? I'm just gonna stop rambling and ask my damn question.
I currently have a Polar H1 heart rate se... Read more
Does anyone else get frustrated during their workouts when it comes time to do floor ab work (crunches, etc.)? I have a Polar Heart Rate Monitor to track my heart rate and calorie burn, and it is very effective. I like seeing how well I am maintainin... 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
Fact: Heart Attacks are the #1 killer of Americans. Check out the American Heart Association's web-site. The food we consume affects our LDL cholesterol levels (the bad) and our HDL (the good) Foods high in saturated fat, & hydrogenated fat cause... Read more
Perhaps you already know that heart disease kills more women than breast cancer -- more than all cancers combined, in fact. What you may not have heard is that the number of middle-aged women having heart attacks is on the rise. The good news: Heart... Read more
A delicious way to protect your ticker: Eat colorful fruits and vegetables. From watermelons to pineapples, there’s a rainbow of potent nutrients proven to help your heart. Read on to find out which produce is worth stocking up on. YellowO... Read more
I use to be a nurse before I hurt my back but I still say on top of things cause I still hold my accreditdations so I though I would pass some info out to our spark people.
When it comes to heart attacks- a blockage of proper blood flow to the hea... Read more
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