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
I feel like I am trying to sell myself.. but, I'm looking for some people to help keep me motivated! when I see others doing stuff it makes me want to do stuff. Add me if you're willing to help!... Read more
Help!!!! I am looking for a heart rate monitor to wear as a watch. Need ideas and feedback on what you sparkers use!
Ideally I would like a normal watch function, and heart rate monitoring while jogging/walking. Also one that is water resistant.... Read more
Yes, it's not magic. You can do it! I am just a regular person with extraordinary goals and fierce determination. I can actually see myself thinner and more fit now. I have gotten stronger over the months mentally and physically and it is awesome!... 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
I was planning to be productive this afternoon, and I just got slow. I finally packed up and came home where I took a nap, then dammit, got my gear on and went out to run. 5 minute walking warm-up and I lasted more than 5 minutes with an okay speed.... Read more
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