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.
Yet... Read more
The idea that alcohol may be good for your heart has been around for a while. While moderate drinking may offer health benefits, drinking more can cause a host of health problems. So should you turn to alcohol to protect your heart? Here's what y... 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
Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart!
The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every... Read more
We all know how great a good night's rest feels. You wake up feeling refreshed, energized and ready to tackle your day. Unfortunately, this rested feeling is the exception and not the norm for many who live busy lives in the modern world, and it&... Read more
I have a couple issues. I would like to add some core exercises to my routine, but I'm very uncoordinated, it will take me a month to be able to follow a routine, and I have very bad balance, I can only stand on one foot for 1-2 seconds. I also can't... Read more
My dad has Stage 4 kidney disease. I couldn't find a support group listed for that specific issue, but I'm certain there are many resources in SparkPeople that can help me figure out what he should be eating. Can someone help direct me to them? Th... Read more
I'm looking for some advice on how to calculate my target heart range. I take a number of prescription medications. One of them is Metoprolol and I don't know how this might impact the calculation.
Using the simplest formula for my Max Heart... Read more
Magnesium appears to be associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease. Best to get magnesium from magnesium rich foods or talk to your doc about supplements. Magnesium calms the nerves,this mineral mediates digestive processes, lack of ma... Read more
During a study in Japan, researchers concluded athat a high consumption of dietary vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 were associated with reduced risk of death from stroke, coronary heart disease, and heart failure. Excellent sources of vitamin B6 include b... Read more
We all know that water is good for you. It can help you feel fuller, it's a good replacement for sugary drinks like soda or juice, improves the look of your skin- the list is long. But did you know that drinking water might also help reduce your ri... Read more
Editor's Note: February is Heart Health month, aimed at bringing awareness to the #1 killer in America. Today we're sharing an interview with Dr. Patrice Desvigne-Nickens on behalf of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI... Read more
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