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.
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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
So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su... Read more
If only there were two or three more hours in a day, then I’d be able to reach the bottom of my to-do list. But between children, work and juggling the needs of an elderly mother, there never seems to be enough time. And like many women, exerci... Read more
There are a myriad of factors that affect heart health. From regular exercise to smoking cessation to eating a nutritious diet, there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your heart. But did you know that the mind-body connection can also... Read more
Hello, everyone! I have been a SparkPeople member for years but have yo yo'do back and forth with Weight watchers and trying to reach goals on my own. I have finally come to the point in my journey that I realize the value of SP in helping me attain... Read more
Hello, my name is Susiejo! I'm 46 years old and have been over weight for about 11 years. I am sick and tired of feeling sick and tired all the time and I really need help getting motivated to lose weight. I am a very easy going person and enjoy t... Read more
Doing better! Forgot my healthy lunch again though....this would be easier if i remembered everything on my way out. Today i built up the courgae to lift frer weights, even with all the intense, college age guys hanging around... Read more
Tight control of BP (blood pressure) in diabetics lowers the risk of strokes, heart attacks and heart failure and slows the progression of diabetic kidney disease...Read more at the link below... Read more
Fact: Heart Attacks are the #1 killer of Americans. Check out the American Heart Association's web-site. The food we consume affects our LDL cholesterol levels (the bad) and our HDL (the good) Foods high in saturated fat, & hydrogenated fat cause... Read more
How many of you have watched a movie or TV show where one of the characters, who has experienced a stressful situation in her life, suffers from what appears to be a classic heart attack but isn't? While this may sound a little farfetched, doctors ar... 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
I am currently taking care of my husband, as 17 days ago my husband had total knee replacement and then he had a heart attack a few days ago. We had a few scary days this week, but he is home and resting, while I am feeling stretched beyond all thing... Read more
For the first time in over 5 years, I shoveled snow.
Not just any snow either . . . heavy wet cement-like white cr**! While I was out there helping my husband clear our driveway it turned to freezing rain. Fun, fun, fun. 28
I was smart a... Read more
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