I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis... Read more
Consistency, so important to the SparkPeople System, is something our society often overlooks. People are so focused on wanting things now that they aren't willing to spend the time consistently doing small things over time. This attitude results... Read more
When I was a kid, I played four-square on the playground and learned to eat three square meals a day. Now my meals are supposed to be shaped like a pyramid and I've heard I’m supposed to be eating them six times a day. Is anyone besides me... 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
So you've decided to adopt a heart-healthy diet. That doesn't mean that you have to give up all delicious foods. You can have it all--even dessert! It just means that you need to be smart about your choices of sweet treats. We've rounded... Read more
Note to self: the frozen Italian mini-meatballs from the supermarket that I ate at lunch are not a good choice for me. Not worth the calories. The (single) bratwurst at dinner was totally worth it though!... Read more
Egg sandwich or mini-taco (using fajita tortilla size) with ham, chicken, or turkey + a little cheese, and cereal, cottage cheese or greek yogurt + fruit on top. I vary those combinations/ingredients for variety.... 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
Most of us have heard of hypochondria--you know the obsessive belief that you have some dreaded illness due to symptoms that you are experiencing or have developed related to that illness. But now that we have the world at our finger tips via the wo... Read more
According to the National Stroke Association, a stroke or "brain attack" is the third leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disability. Since up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable, knowing what you can do to r... Read more
I just received a call that my mom had a mini stroke.
Actually she had it Friday. For some reason my sisters
could find my phone number. Facebook to the rescue.
They have my number now. Mom called the youngest
daughter all upset and not ma... Read more
I started this lifestyle change back in June of 2011. In October, I had a mini-stroke, known in the medical community as a TIA (transient ischemic attack). Between June and October I had lost
25 lbs, was exercising at least four days a week, had... Read more
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