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
There are a myriad of factors that affect heart health. From regular exercise to smoking cessation to eating a nutritious diet, there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your heart. But did you know that the mind-body connection can also... Read more
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
You probably don't think about your teeth that much unless you drink something icy cold or that little postcard reminding you to schedule your next dental appointment shows up in the mail. However, you should really give your pearly whites more a... Read more
Store shelves are drowning is books and magazines dedicated to the care and maintenance of your body. Your abs, your thighs – even your heart – get special attention. But what about your mind?
Why does it seem like the brain, y... Read more
So I am new to exercising and have a lot of weight to lose (more than 100 lbs). I have been going to the gym 5 days a week and I use the elliptical. I keep my heart rate up in the 160 range for at least 80% of my workout. I work out between 30-45... Read more
I used to be ranked on my teams, but it somehow stopped and I don't know how to get it back. I click on the link to change leaderboards but it takes me to a page where there is no mention of leaderboard sign up.... Read more
So… I signed on to Spark People just today. Definitely have a long road ahead of me. I actually started dieting 2 weeks ago and have lost 5 pounds. That's without exercising. I really need to get moving.... Read more
I am enjoying retirement! Owning my time is better than my best dream about the freedom of work free days could possibly be. But this new freedom of scheduled time comes a deded responsibility. my new phase of life, retirement, time demands that... Read more
If you have yellow growths around the outer or inner eyelid it could be an early sign of heart disease. These growths form when cholesterol is high. Check your eye lids daily. If you have this, see a doctor immediately.... Read more
Gum Disease is linked to heart disease, strokes & diabetes. High glucose levels in saliva promote the growth of bacteria that cause gum disease or infection and even tooth loss. Make sure to floss daily, brush after each meal and if your throat is d... Read more
This Friday, February 6, marks the National Wear Red Day, when everyone across the country is asked to wear red in support of raising awareness of the number one killer of American women: heart disease. Held the first Friday in February since 2002,... 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
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