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 the number one killer of men and women in the United States. But what exactly is heart disease?
Also called cardiovascular disease or coronary heart disease, "heart disease" is a broad term that refers to a number of h... 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
How bad would it be not to focus quite as much this weekend? I have plans to walk and exercise, possibly even longer hikes, because we will be camping. I am excited to go, but am frustrated with my lack of weight loss lately. I seem to be having issu... Read more
228 So I thought of two things I am going to try to do each week. One new goal is to try a new Spark recipe so I don't get bored with my choices of food. The second one is to plan my meals for the week so I eat what I should and not let emotions ru... Read more
A new study suggests 2 big meals are better for weight loss than 6 mini meals. What do you think?
Here's the article:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-23 /two-large-meals-a-day-tops-six-mini-m eals-for-weight-loss.html... Read more
Hello everyone my name is Juliette and in jan I had a stroke in my sleep!!!!I am living now in florida to heal and I am doing well. honesty I am having inside problems emotionally dealing with the fact that I had a stroke at night time I get so sad b... Read more
So... this has been my second week back living healthy and I've noticed that I'm hungry all the time (every couple of hours). I've always been the one to eat every few hours because I find it works best for me. I've also had to up my calories becau... 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 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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