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
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
What is a Cool Down?
A cool down is the act of gradually lowering body temperature, heart rate, and breathing rate following exercise.
The... Read more
I’ll admit it—I’m vain. So when I put on my summer tank tops a few months ago and noticed the dreaded "batwings" growing on the back of my arms, I panicked. I was too young to have my arms jiggling when I moved! I had to d... Read more
A new study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington has found that regular yoga practice may help normal-weight people prevent middle-age spread and may promote weight loss among those who are overweight.
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Too much salt makes my blood pressure goes too high, and causes bloating, which takes days to get to normal. I bought low sodium salt, but the iodine in it is low too so I'm not sure how nutritious it is. I prefer eating a bit salty after I sweat.... Read more
Had my Dr.s appointment today. My blood pressure is down some but not enough. I have to take meds for it. Although I've lost 8 pounds I feel like I've failed myself. I've always feared living on meds. So I ate a piece of cake I've been craving 3 wks... Read more
Salsa has no added sugar or fat & is a dieters best friend! One tabelspoon has about 5 calories and containsmagnesium & potassium to help maintain normal blood pressure. Tomatoes in our diet give us heart healthy lycopenes & can reduce risks of vari... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
Happy May! Have you moved past the ''resolution'' phase and established a consistent diet and exercise routine? Hopefully your new lifestyle consists of healthy habits and you are really starting to get a feel for what it takes... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.The 'Healthy Obese' and Their Healthy Fat Cells NYTThin isn't a synonym for healthy, and now researchers are looking into people they call "metabolically he... Read more
Yesterday, I weighed in at 190.6 lbs. That is 20 pounds lighter than when I started in November! I have lost 10% of my body weight. I also checked my blood pressure and it was 118/73. This is the lowest that it has been in years. It used to run in th... Read more
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