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Ischemic Stroke Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Ischemic Stroke.

Swimming: Take the Plunge!

I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis...  Read more

Consistency Eventually Leads to Breakthroughs!

Consistency, so important to the SparkPeople System, is something our society often overlooks. People are so focused on wanting things now that they aren't willing to spend the time consistently doing small things over time. This attitude results...  Read more

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

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

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

I had a stroke 3 years ago and gained 45 pounds. T
Updated 1/28/2016 4:17:46 PM

I had a stroke 3 years ago and gained 45 pounds. Trying to lose it with this app. Need friends and encouragement...  Read more

Happy New Year! Any young stroke survivors out the
Updated 1/2/2016 8:37:41 PM

Happy New Year! Any young stroke survivors out there? I'm six months out and I'd be happy to hear from anyone who has experience in stroke recovery....  Read more

with me having a bad back and a mild stroke is the
Updated 9/25/2015 7:45:23 PM

with me having a bad back and a mild stroke is there a light excersise i can do in the hoise?...  Read more

I need help, after 7 strokes my left side is not s
Updated 9/8/2015 2:59:41 AM

I need help, after 7 strokes my left side is not so strong like used to be, the exercice I do is walking, but if you know about any other one please share it with me...thanks?...  Read more

Anyone here also a stroke survivor?
Updated 8/21/2015 3:08:52 AM

Anyone here also a stroke survivor?...  Read more

Diabetics Lower Blood Pressure...omit salt

Tight control of BP (blood pressure) in diabetics lowers the risk of strokes, heart attacks and heart failure and slows the progression of diabetic kidney disease...Read more at the link below...  Read more

Water Aerobics

Whether you have an in-ground pool, above ground pool or are thinking about joining the "Y", water aerobics are a terrific calorie burner. In addition to the calories you burn, you will be giving your joints & and back a favor because of the low impa...  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

Think FAST When It Comes to Stroke Awareness

In October 2008 I was watching the World Series when I suddenly noticed the left side of my face becoming numb. At first I thought it was due to a new moisturizer I started using a few weeks earlier. I did not mention anything to my husband when it s...  Read more