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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

Strokes and exercise/weight loss
Updated 8/27/2014 1:48:16 PM

I have had a stroke and am a diabetic. Most of the exercises are very difficult if not impossible for me to do. Weight loss is very important to me, but I need to exercise to lose weight in any significant amount. I am a diabetic but my A1c is goo...  Read more

how to lose weight gained after a stroke
Updated 2/24/2014 10:32:15 PM

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

trying after stroke
Updated 2/25/2014 5:59:58 AM

Hi! I had a stroke 1 1/2 years ago. I have tried very hard to get up and keep going. I am now at a point where I can walk a mile in about 40 minutes. I was always a hiker before the stroke, so I feel like I am in slow motion, but I am trying. I g...  Read more

Word Association - School
Updated 7/16/2014 10:40:59 PM

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Word Association
Updated 10/2/2014 8:29:26 AM

Read the one word post before yours and post the first thing that comes to mind....  Read more

Eat treats away from home!

Learn to 'go out' for treats/cheats, it breaks any and all associations with eating treats at home for good!! :)...  Read more

Losing weight with Type II Diabetes

Insulin causes the body to store fat. The more insulin you require to lower your blood sugar, the more fat you will store. To minimize this effect, try to make healthy lower carbohydrate choices in your diet to keep your blood sugar stable, thus re...  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