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Heart Circulation Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Heart Circulation.

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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 rate. Think about it like this: you can walk
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Heart rate. Think about it like this: you can walk 5,000 steps at 3 mph (low HR) or you can run 5,000 steps at 6 mph (high HR). The more effort you put in (higher HR), the more calories you'll burn....  Read more

are total steps or your heart rate during exercise
Updated 12/16/2014 1:16:01 PM

are total steps or your heart rate during exercise more important...  Read more

Fitbit? Is it the same as a heart rate monitor....
Updated 12/15/2014 8:23:12 PM

Fitbit? Is it the same as a heart rate monitor.... I saw there are different kinds, some even track sleep. I cannot afford to blow $ on a novelty, are they worth it, or is thete something better?...  Read more

I had wanted to lose weight, and I had a heart att
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I had wanted to lose weight, and I had a heart attack last December. Mid summer I started gaining weight. I'm now about 30lbs heavier than when I had the heart attack. I'm looking to get on track and get motivated....  Read more

Heart Rate Monitors that sync with SP
Updated 12/2/2014 6:27:26 AM

I currently have the Jawbone UP for activity tracking but I am interested in purchasing a HRM that will sync my information directly to SP like my UP does. My Polar RS100 is a basic HRM but I am aiming for a fancier one. What trackers sync? Will...  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