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
Do heart rate wrist monitors (like a fitbit charge HR) reflect a calories burned count similar to what the fitness trackers on SP estimate for exercises? I want to buy one but hesitate because they are expensive and I first want to know it's accurate... Read more
I am in love with my Fitbit Charge HR! It tracks heart rate (which makesit more accurate for calories) sleep, calories in vs. calories out, distance, etc., & I love it. It is so motivating and fun. You can even earn badges and compete against others.... Read more
Was it monitoring your heart the whole time? If not, then that wouldn't be as accurate as a heart rate monitor that constantly monitors your heart rate. If you used the part of the treadmill to place your hands on it to monitor your heart rate, that... 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
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.