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Stroke Association Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Stroke Association.

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The Heart of a Woman

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

8 Sneaky Habits That Sabotage Your Heart

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

Why Do I Need to See a Diabetes Educator?

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects more than 23 million people in the United States. If managed well, people with diabetes can live normal, healthy lives. However, the many devastating effects of uncontrolled or poorly controlled diabetes are...  Read more

What is Pre-Diabetes?

Before developing the serious health condition of type 2 diabetes, a person will almost always have pre-diabetes beforehand. But pre-diabetes is a condition without symptoms, meaning that many people can have it without even knowing it. Left unchecke...  Read more

Sleeping Better for a Healthier Heart

We all know how great a good night's rest feels. You wake up feeling refreshed, energized and ready to tackle your day. Unfortunately, this rested feeling is the exception and not the norm for many who live busy lives in the modern world, and it&...  Read more

January 2016, suffered a Stroke. Its been a battle
Updated 9/13/2016 7:00:12 PM

January 2016, suffered a Stroke. Its been a battle eating correctly but I have been doing it. Just started Spark the month of Sept. 2016 I know I have lost weight but afraid to step on a scale. I was 180 before the Stroke but want a dramatic surprise...  Read more

After having a mini stroke in my eye I have decided to make drastic changes in my life. I am eating
Updated 6/21/2016 8:57:25 PM

After having a mini stroke in my eye I have decided to make drastic changes in my life. I am eating healthier, drinking water and eliminating all processed food and soda. I would drink a cappuccino a day. I don't need the extra calories....  Read more

Just started,had 2 heart attacks and a stroke. Ho
Updated 5/30/2016 12:44:44 PM

Just started,had 2 heart attacks and a stroke. Hope I can do this...  Read more

May is National Stroke Month. How are you going
Updated 5/24/2016 10:10:38 AM

May is National Stroke Month. How are you going to observe it and prevent a stroke? It is defintely motivating me to move and eat well. http://www.strokeassociation.org/id
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Suffered a stroke three years ago and would really
Updated 4/15/2016 9:38:05 PM

Suffered a stroke three years ago and would really like to do some exercise. I walk twenty minutes a day. Three times a day, I even bought a band so I can exercise while I sit down. Any suggestions as to any kind of exercises I can do l. Left side...  Read more

What You Can Do To Prevent A Stroke

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association issued guidelines for stroke prevention in women. Here are the top 10 risk factors to address:7. Smoking. The more cigarettes you smoke, the higher your risk of stroke.8. Migraine. M...  Read more

What You Can Do To Prevent A Stroke

Simple steps can have a major impact on reducing your risk.Do you plan to start exercising to lose those 20 extra pounds? Have you resolved to get a handle on your blood pressure, high cholesterol, or smoking?Start now!!! Taking control of these mo...  Read more

Whole Foods for Health

Learn how a whole foods, starch-centered, plant-based way of eating can help prevent, manage and even reverse serious illness. (vegetarian, vegan, McDougall, PCRM. Diabetes, X, heart, stroke)...  Read more

Reduce Your Stroke Risk Eat More Fish

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

Welcome 'Dr. Birdie' to the dailySpark

Editor's Note: Most of you likely have read a story about Birdie Varnedore, a SparkPeople member and mother of five from Orlando who lost 140 pounds and kept it off using SparkPeople. You might not know that the amazing woman we have known as MOM...  Read more