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
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
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
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
I'm thinking about purchasing a mini-cycle and was wondering if anyone had any experience with them. It wouldn't be something to replace my current exercise routine or gym membership, but something additional to add activity while I'm working at hom... Read more
i suffered a massive stroke 15 months ago. since then, i have gained 40 pounds, and i don't like this at all. before the stroke, i exercised regularly and ran 5k at least 3 times a week. i have had to learn to walk again and am struggling to regai... Read more
I was wondering if I could get some suggestions for mini meal ideas to eat throughout the day without overeating. I find I am quite hunger every couple of hours and would like to try eating the small meals all throughout the day but not sure where t... Read more
Hello all! I am a 40 year old female, who has struggled with weight all my life. Howver, this lastyear....I really packed on the pounds. I am looking forward to committung to sparkpeople and connecting with people for mutual encouragement as we st... Read more
Hello all! I am a 40 year old female, who has struggled with weight all my life. However, this last year....I really packed on the pounds. I am looking forward to committng to sparkpeople and connecting with people for mutual encouragement as we s... 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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