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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

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

The American Heart Association - and many, many ot
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The American Heart Association - and many, many others - disagree with the previous poster. A serving is 2 to 3 ounces of cooked lean meat, poultry or fish....  Read more

I gained 45 pounds when I had my stroke I started
Updated 3/14/2016 5:58:29 PM

I gained 45 pounds when I had my stroke I started with spark and lost around 7 pounds. I had a couple of mini strokes and I've gained all that weight back this is beginning to seem hopeless and losing weight...  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

Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart Rate

WebMD Home next page Heart Health Center next page Heart Disease Health Center next Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart RateVaccination was associated with fewer cases of atrial fibrillation, but more research is needed, authors sayWebMD News...  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