Heart disease is a scary thing. In the face of dire risk factor statistics and horror stories about cholesterol, you can easily get rattled. You might feel overwhelmed by the whole cholesterol question, and feel like you face uninformed life and... Read more
Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States. But what exactly is heart disease?
Also called cardiovascular disease or coronary heart disease, "heart disease" is a broad term that refers to a number of h... Read more
SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For February, that means improving your heart health for National Heart Month.
Here are 28 daily tips that will help you improve your health. Click here to d... Read more
Lowering your blood pressure isn't always as simple as eating fewer high-sodium foods. The fact is that multiple factors combined affect your blood pressure. There are two main categories of risks that contribute to hypertension—those that... Read more
We’re not nuts for saying it – a daily dose of nuts is a healthy way of snacking. Ditch the guilt and dig in. The only caution, keep it to about a handful.
Nuts have had a long-time bad rap as a high calorie, indulgent food that we s... Read more
I am trying to make better food choices in life. Trying to cut out the processed foods and sugary foods. Add Healthy alternatives but I tend to be a picky eater (willing to try new things, but have a hard time liking new things- even with an open min... Read more
Can anyone advise me as to whether walking on my treadmill at a speed of 4.0 mph with NO incline for 45 minutes 5x a week will help to reduce my resting heart rate? At 4.0 mph, that is a 15 minute mile. Should I throw in some "bursts" and move the... Read more
My resting heart rate is usually around 84 bpm. I need to lose 45 lbs. to get to my goal of 145 lbs. I'm a 5'8" female, and I know better than to be this weight. I have begun an exercise program, but I am freaking out about all I've read about res... Read more
Comfort eating is an old established habit after dinner for me and replacing them with new habits is a challenge. What small changes and/or new habits have you made to address this issue?
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Upon opening the refrigerator to mindlessly graze, ask: "Do I really need to eat right now, or am I snacking because I'm stressed, tired, or bored?" If it's really the scheduled time to snack, choose a healthy snack instead of the comfort food. If... 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
Via our partners at Woman's Day
Did you smoke cigarettes for years? Or hardly drink milk or take a calcium supplement during your 20s? Whatever health mistakes you’ve made in the past, our experts weigh in on the specific changes you can make now t... Read more
3) Deep Breathing
4) Tai Chi
6) Monitor your cholesterol intake
7) Keep a before-during-after journal
8) Eat a small handful of nuts each day
9) Eliminate trans fats completely
10) Have a cup of gree... Read more
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