When you give blood, you give a priceless and precious gift. According to the American Red Cross, someone needs blood in the United States every two seconds, and a single car accident victim can require up to 100 pints. Each donation can help sa... Read more
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
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
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
You're killing your workout, feeling strong and confident. Maybe you're three miles into a brisk walk, a few meters into your swim routine or in the home stretch of a 5K run. Your heart and lungs are cooperating, your form is on point and you... Read more
I'm kinda worried I have to go to a heart doctor to marrow , I'm just not sure of this life change is doing any good. I have gained 4 lbs in the last two days. I can't get my carbs down below 48% can antibody help or give me some tips.... Read more
I have COPD and heart disease which causes shortness of breath with little effort. Has anyone got suggestions about what exercises I might try that will not tax my breathing too much? #exercise... Read more
Hi, I bought a Polar tracker. I was wondering, what you can do with it on Spark People? Can you track steps or distance or anything else. It's not one of the trackers on the Spark People list.
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Walking is the best way to improve your metabolism. It will help you lose weight, may help prevent certain cancers, improves circulation and strengthens your heart. Walk a mile to burn approximately 100 calories. Walk while talking on the phone, yo... Read more
Both green and red peppers are expensive but worth the nutrition, the benefits they give your heart, lowers the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts, and helps fight prostate cancer. Hot peppers trigger endorphins,lower triglycerides,can improv... Read more
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 t... Read more
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
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