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
Mike (MKKAYA) started running in 2008. Since joining SparkPeople, he has continued to work toward his weight-loss goals (losing nearly 100 pounds so far), completed three half marathons, and has his sights set on participating in a triathlon.
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Lowering your blood pressure isn't always as simple as eating fewer high-sodium foods. The fact is that multiple factors combined affect your blood pressure. There are two main categories of risks that contribute to hypertension—those that... Read more
In the United States, hypertension (chronic high blood pressure that can lead to heart disease and stroke) is most prevalent among African Americans. In fact, 34 percent of the African American population has high blood pressure—a rate higher t... Read more
7:00 a.m.: An infuriating alarm jolts you awake.
7:30 a.m.: After three snooze delays you finally turn it off and force yourself to jump out of bed.
8:15 a.m.: Two cups of coffee later, you're stuck in maddening morning traffic.
2:30 p.m.:... Read more
I'm feeling inspired today, so I thought I would share.
I have gone through all of my motivational materials, and changed any instance of the word "will" to "am". It is not a page of "I will eat healthy, I will work out, I will try my best", bu... Read more
I am going to be going on an Honor Flight in 10 days. It's a nearly 24 hour day, on and off buses and the plane, taking Veterans around to their Memorials. I'm a newly diagnosed diabetic. I need to have some low carb foods/treats to take with me t... Read more
Hi. I am trying to do smoothies (including green) but have one concern. Am I going to get too much sugar in my system? I know sugar is a big problem in obesity and I do not want to derail my continued weight loss. I just got a Ninja so I'm doing the... Read more
I am trying to find low impact water/aquatic classes. I live in the Southwest part of Las Vegas. I have neck, back and leg issues from an injury and want to work out. I am a veteran and considered disabled, so I am on a limited budget.... Read more
I am new to this group and I have some goals I must make in the next 6 months. My husband is needing a new kidney and was born with only one. I matched to be his donor but have been struggling with all the stress. We had a baby last year and I sti... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... 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
One in 3 adults (about 72 million people) have high blood pressure, otherwise known as hypertension. Many doctors don't know blood pressure guidelines, and they often don't start treatment soon enough in middle age men. Though the recommended blood p... Read more
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