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Heart Healthy Habits Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Heart Healthy Habits.

The Keys to Conquering Cholesterol

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

A Power Food for Health Nuts

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

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

Sleeping Better for a Healthier Heart

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

Loving Your Heart

Evidence suggests that on February 14, 269 A.D., Valentine was martyred for secretly marrying countless couples and bringing together true love. Legend has it that the emperor of the time, Claudius II, believed that marriage weakened his army and...  Read more

Healthiest Non-perishable Foods
Updated 7/10/2014 1:53:40 AM

Hi guys! I have a unique job and don't have access to fresh fruits and vegetables at times. Space is limited, and I can't refrigerate or freeze anything. I also sometimes need meal replacements. Any suggestions to keep eating healthy? I would especia...  Read more

Best healthy menu item to order at PF Changs
Updated 7/8/2014 3:46:16 PM

I am going to lunch tomorrow at PF Changs. Any healthy, low calorie recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thank You!!!...  Read more

Healthy Eating Ideas?
Updated 7/10/2014 1:27:26 PM

What type of healthy meal plans are you guys doing? I'm new to this whole thing and was wondering if anyone could give me some guidance. I'm wanting something that I can do for the rest of my life but am unsure on where to go. Been...  Read more

Anyone stop liking bread when getting healthy?
Updated 7/8/2014 7:09:25 PM

When I started this journey I was a carb-o-holic lol. I could eat an entire loaf of bread with one meal. After about 3 months of eating healthy, exercising, and losing weight, I noticed I was eating considerably less breads. I was eating 100% whole w...  Read more

Heart scare leading to me focusing on ME
Updated 7/3/2014 9:04:46 PM

I am a 36 year old mom of 4 kiddos ( 14, 12, 9, and 7) and recently I wasn't feeling well. The doctor decided to do a bunch of tests including an EKG that came back abnormal. I FREAKED out! My mom had heart disease for years, finally passing away...  Read more

How to avoid "sabotage" snacking

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

Dance that fat away!

Dance zumba to get your heart healthy and to dance the fat away.344...  Read more

College Students

This group is for college students who are looking to get healthier and need a little support from those in a similar situation...  Read more

Another Reason to Drink Water: Prevent a Heart Attack

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

Making Up for Bad Health Habits

Via our partners at Woman's DayDid 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 mak...  Read more

13 Heart-Healthy Habits

1) Yoga 2) Meditation 3) Deep Breathing 4) Tai Chi 5) Pilates 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