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Heart Circulation Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Heart Circulation.

Laugh Your Way to Health & Happiness

A recent study conducted by the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine reported that laughter not only enhances your mood, but it may also protect your heart. During the study, 20 healthy participants were shown 2 movies: a funny comedy and a war...  Read more

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

Strengthen Your Heart with Strength Training

When you're told that exercise improves your heart health, you probably think of cardio exercise, right? After all, "cardio" is short for "cardiovascular" exercise, named as such because it utilizes the cardiorespiratory syste...  Read more

Preventing Diabetes Complications

Diabetes is a disease that can be prevented in most cases and treated successfully in the rest. But improper management of this disease can cause serious complications in many different areas of the body. If you have diabetes or are at risk for devel...  Read more

Acupressure for Pain Relief

Acupressure is a 5,000-year-old Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapy involving the placement of physical pressure (using fingertips or other devices) on specific locations on the body.  The goal is to bring relief of problematic symptoms b...  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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VERY high active heart rate after just 3minutes
Updated 3/12/2014 8:24:54 PM

I did a fitness test on one of my Kinect games and at the end they have you check your heart rate for 10 seconds. It was the basic fitness test of 1 min of sit ups, 1 min of push ups, and 1 him of jumping jacks. When I checked my heart rate after the...  Read more

Elliptical Trainer

I thought I was a freak when I complained to my doctor that my feet go numb!!! on the ET and she responded "What? I've never heard of that" so I got on SP and found a lot from others about this. My tip....lift your feet at the upper point of the circ...  Read more

30-5 minute intervals

When I'm sitting at the computer, to keep my circulation going, I set my timer for 30 minutes. When that goes off, I reset it for 5 minutes and either walk or do something on my daily to do list....  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

Nutrition 101: Breaking the Fast

I have been a breakfast eater my whole life. I suppose partly because as a child, my wonderful mother got up and made me a warm breakfast to eat each morning before leaving for school. In college the Café Ole’, as we fondly referred to the cafeteria,...  Read more

My Top 4 Healthy Eating Strategies for a Successful 2009

Trying to create new eating habits can be overwhelming. Making changes in your shopping, menu selection and cooking habits all at once causes many people to give up before they ever establish new routines. Instead, make this the year you make a few p...  Read more