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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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
If you have high blood pressure, the best piece of advice anyone can give you is to listen to your body. How you feel can and should dictate the frequency and intensity of your workouts. While it is possible—and preferable—to lose weight... Read more
There are a myriad of factors that affect heart health. From regular exercise to smoking cessation to eating a nutritious diet, there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your heart. But did you know that the mind-body connection can also... Read more
Second I gave up non-kosher meats. I am not under the belief that people should not eat any meat, however there is no need for the animal to be treated poorly or suffer. Kosher has very strict guidlines as to the treatment and execution of the animal... Read more
experiencing plateau at the highest level right now. Since Aug 20th I've been having a deficit of 500-1000 a day in food and burning 3500 cal a week in exercise, water all the time and I'm stuck at the same weight for 4 weeks! help!... Read more
someone want to help through this journey. i am married 2 children trying to make sure i am around for them for many years. i started out around 2008 weighing in at 530 i am now down to 362 .but can't seem to break the 350 mark for years now.... 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
Yesterday was the 6th Annual National Wear Red Day and I do hope that most, if not all of you participated in this great cause. Bringing awareness regarding women and heart disease to the forefront is one way we can change the path in which our count... Read more
Happy May! Have you moved past the ''resolution'' phase and established a consistent diet and exercise routine? Hopefully your new lifestyle consists of healthy habits and you are really starting to get a feel for what it takes... Read more
4th day of being back on Sparkpeople. Over the past year or so I have had a few dr. appointments and each time I have been questioned about my blood pressure readings. Flirting with hypertension.
I do have a stressful job, and I am busy... Read more
My doctor put me on this medicine about a month ago. Since then, I've gained 10 lbs. It feels like it's going up 1/2 lb a day. Has this happened to anyone else? I know we are all different, but man, this stinks! My other medicine made me cough a... Read more
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