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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

5 Mind-Body Exercises for a Healthier Heart

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

An Active Approach to Managing Menopause

You’ve heard the jokes and the horror stories. But often, faced with the onset of menopause, most of us don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Luckily, if you’re determined to stay fit—or get fit— there’s no time...  Read more

Heart Monitors
Updated 7/14/2014 6:42:53 AM

I have been thinking of getting a heart monitor to help with exercise. Was wondering the pros and cons of one and what brand you would recommend.? Would like something very easy to use since this would be my first heart monitor....  Read more

Heart scare leading to me focusing on ME
Updated 7/3/2014 9:04:46 PM

I am a 36 year old mom of 4 kiddos ( 14, 12, 9, and 7) and recently I wasn't feeling well. The doctor decided to do a bunch of tests including an EKG that came back abnormal. I FREAKED out! My mom had heart disease for years, finally passing away...  Read more

Sportline 560 duo heart rate monitor?
Updated 7/2/2014 12:35:24 PM

I just bought one of these things and ended up resting it but it says 475 in my calorie consumption counter. Is that how many calories I have burned? or does it mean something totally different?. it also shows I have 25G fat burn. anyone know what wh...  Read more

working above target heart rate: good? bad?
Updated 6/21/2014 3:14:02 PM

Hi, I've been working out for about 2 years now (cardio/strength circuit training). I just bought my first heart rate monitor. I also calculated my target heart rate for the first time using: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calcul
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Heart rate question
Updated 6/22/2014 12:49:02 AM

Hello, I am 49 years old, 6'5" and weigh 410 pounds after loosing 90 pounds these past six months. My current resting blood pressure readings is fairly consistent which is usually 124/74 with resting heart beat of 58. No caffeine, alcohol or add...  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