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Heart Healthy Habits Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Heart Healthy Habits.

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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

Eager to stay healthy
Updated 8/29/2014 3:35:28 AM

I'm 71 and have been blessed with excellent health , no chronic conditions, no medications. I have had to watch my weight since I had my first child and have been successful in maintaining an acceptable weight until menopause and now as I'm aging. No...  Read more

I want to change my life habits!
Updated 8/25/2014 10:28:22 PM

Hi I have two wonderful children and I want to get healthy so I can be there for them for a long time. My weight is not the issue, but my diet,sleeping and lack of exercise is, and that is what I want to change. I have sparked a long time ago and did...  Read more

Looking to be healthier!
Updated 8/23/2014 1:47:50 PM

I just joined Spark people and am looking to lose 10 pounds an seat healthier. Any tips on th best way to use this site?...  Read more

FREE 10 day healthy eating challenge group!
Updated 8/28/2014 6:39:59 AM

STOP!! DROP THAT COOKIE!!! LOL ........i have been seeing some awesome results for just 10 days with clean healthy eating with just about the food!! nutrition is 80% of your results...you can workout as much as you want, but if your nutrition is not...  Read more

Healthy weight vs. Perfect weight
Updated 8/21/2014 11:11:35 AM

My girlfriend is 5 feet tall and weigh's in at 106. She wants to get down to 98 pounds which is her "perfect weight". I just don't understand this obsession on one number. I am happy anytime my BMI is 24.9 or below. And most of my adult life I have b...  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