When I flip my calendar to February, two things usually come to my mind. One, I’m getting tired of the cold and snowy winter, and two, Valentine’s Day is coming. Now, I don’t know how you feel about this “holiday," but I... Read more
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.
Yet... Read more
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
I have started a path to better choices in eating and portion control, but I am getting back off the couch and exercising. I thought I would have seen a decrease on the scale instead its going up! Is there something I am doing wrong?... Read more
Hey everyone, I would love to have a ton of spark friends and let them keep me accountable for my workouts and nutrition and doing the same for them! I am so excited to start my weight loss journey and come out stronger on the other side!... Read more
Ugh curled my toes under doing the unflattering obstacle course yesterday on the last day of school, still hurts today. No c25k for me today. Did some stationary tae bo instead, glad I checked out that video last week... Read more
I had served 30 years in the military, and doing exercises, basically, all my life, staying fit and healthy...then, when I retired, I let myself get complacent and gained weight...then I discovered SparkPeople! I have lost over 16 lbs! and counting..... 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
My husband and I have decided Feb. was the month from hell for us.
After both of us getting the flu and then not having any electricity for a week due to a massive ice storm, our power was restored and we were able to get back... 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
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