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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

10 Habits of Highly Effective Exercisers

At some point in my mid-twenties, I recognized that exercise would always be an integral part of my life. I had been consistently working out for years and enjoyed the physiological and psychological benefits of my fitness routine. I couldn't ima...  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

Vent: Being healthy is so much more expensive than
Updated 12/21/2014 9:48:44 PM

Vent: Being healthy is so much more expensive than being unhealthy! I'm just a broke college kid and $10 a week used to be more than enough to feed me! Today I spent $30 for my weekly groceries. $30!!! That's a lot out of a $100 weekly check....  Read more

I want to eat right, but all of the healthy foods
Updated 12/21/2014 5:34:21 PM

I want to eat right, but all of the healthy foods and snacks that I like to eat are too expensive. I also have epilepsy. I didn't acquire it until after I got baptized at the age of 17. I'm doing Situps 30 in the morning & none at night It's not eno...  Read more

I struggle with healthier fast food options. any s
Updated 12/19/2014 10:56:48 PM

I struggle with healthier fast food options. any suggestion for the diabetic eating out? 4...  Read more

Good morning spark family and Happy healthy Friday
Updated 12/20/2014 12:13:54 PM

Good morning spark family and Happy healthy Friday! Today is introduction day so let's do first name and city or state you are from. I will start my name is Kia and I am from Washington DC :-) happy introducing...  Read more

Today is day 3 of healthy eating and working out.
Updated 12/20/2014 12:10:42 PM

Today is day 3 of healthy eating and working out. I know this is the beginning for me but I feel good!...  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





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