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
One particularly hot September afternoon when my daughter was in the fourth grade, she invited a few friends to enjoy an after-school swim in our pool. They entered the house filled with laughter and excitement and rushed upstairs to change into thei... Read more
I never considered myself a runner. I ran maybe once a week for 30 or 40 minutes, and then I wouldn’t feel like doing it again for a few days. Needless to say, I never really “get better” at running—I pretty much stayed the sa... Read more
Could you change your life in 28 days? Could you lose weight, get fitter, and change your attitude about weight loss in just four weeks? We think so! That's the premise behind our best-selling book, The Spark, written by SparkPeople.com founder a... Read more
I'm sure you have heard people say, "Losing weight is easy. Keeping it off is the hard part."
Well, I disagree with this statement. I think losing weight is hard, but keeping it off is even harder!
Permanent weight... Read more
Just discovered this app, am looking for encouragement- I lost lots of weight years ago and it's slowly crawled back on(when i wasn't tracking!) am determined to get going again. Gave up smoking 30 days ago which is a positive start. Anyone got tips?... Read more
I am trying so hard to stay within 1,200-1,500 calories a day (spark recommendation) but I'm finding it very hard to get exercise in. I have a full-time desk job which doesn't help & no $ for a gym. Any suggestions on how you are able to get it in?... Read more
I wear a heart rate monitor when I take my Spin class. I never seem to burn more then 375 calories for 45 min of very intense cycling. This leads me to believe that I don't have the proper info keyed into my monitor. I wear a Polar FT4, I have set i... Read more
Replace 1/2 of the avocado in your guacamole recipe with well cooked asparagus for half the fat and calories! Use a blender to puree the asparagus for a smooth texture. Bake your own chips using low-carb, high-fiber tortillas. 4... Read more
I've never really thought of myself as having heart disease until early last year when I wrote a blog about the Go Red for Women campaign. A few months earlier my doctor mentioned how proud she was of me that I had been able to keep my heart disease... Read more
As I was working yesterday, I heard a news report about a new heart health program by the American Heart Association. With an older brother that has already suffered a mild heart attack as well as a grandmother that died of heart related issues, I... Read more
In honor of Valentines Day and healthy heart month, this month I am going to put all my attention on my heart. What this means to me is:
1. Focus on exercise that helps the heart
2. Blog about topics of the heart
3. Eat healthy heart foods... Read more
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