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Ischemic Stroke Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Ischemic Stroke.

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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

Perks of Donating Blood

When you give blood, you give a priceless and precious gift. According to the American Red Cross, someone needs blood in the United States every two seconds, and a single car accident victim can require up to 100 pints. Each donation can help sa...  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

After having a mini stroke in my eye I have decided to make drastic changes in my life. I am eating
Updated 6/21/2016 8:57:25 PM

After having a mini stroke in my eye I have decided to make drastic changes in my life. I am eating healthier, drinking water and eliminating all processed food and soda. I would drink a cappuccino a day. I don't need the extra calories....  Read more

Just started,had 2 heart attacks and a stroke. Ho
Updated 5/30/2016 12:44:44 PM

Just started,had 2 heart attacks and a stroke. Hope I can do this...  Read more

May is National Stroke Month. How are you going
Updated 5/24/2016 10:10:38 AM

May is National Stroke Month. How are you going to observe it and prevent a stroke? It is defintely motivating me to move and eat well. http://www.strokeassociation.org/id
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Suffered a stroke three years ago and would really
Updated 4/15/2016 9:38:05 PM

Suffered a stroke three years ago and would really like to do some exercise. I walk twenty minutes a day. Three times a day, I even bought a band so I can exercise while I sit down. Any suggestions as to any kind of exercises I can do l. Left side...  Read more

I gained 45 pounds when I had my stroke I started
Updated 3/14/2016 5:58:29 PM

I gained 45 pounds when I had my stroke I started with spark and lost around 7 pounds. I had a couple of mini strokes and I've gained all that weight back this is beginning to seem hopeless and losing weight...  Read more

Atrial Fibrillation: The Latest Treatment Trends

About one in six strokes can be traced to atrial fibrillation. Doctors now have newer and better options to lessen this risk.Close to one in 10 people ages 65 or older have atrial fibrillation (afib), the most common heart rhythm disorder. During a...  Read more

Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart Rate

WebMD Home next page Heart Health Center next page Heart Disease Health Center next Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart RateVaccination was associated with fewer cases of atrial fibrillation, but more research is needed, authors sayWebMD News...  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

Kale Health Benefits

There's a reason why kale is all the rage--this powerhouse veggie is packed with nutrients that offer many health benefits, offering even more nutritional value than spinach.   Nutritional Value of Kale Kale weighs in at only 33 calories pe...  Read more