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Keep Heart Healthy Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Keep Heart Healthy.

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The Heart Smart Workout Plan

Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart! The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every...  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

Reference Guide to Exercise Intensity

One of the most common mistakes new exercisers make is not measuring the intensity of their cardio workouts. Guidelines say that aerobic exercise should be “moderate” or “challenging,” but what does that feel like? You might m...  Read more

8 Sneaky Habits That Sabotage Your Heart

We all know that for optimum heart health we need to eat a healthy diet, exercise and not smoke. But did you know that the little things you do every day can have a big impact on the most important muscle in your body? We put together a list of...  Read more

5 Mind-Body Exercises for a Healthier Heart

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

PM won't send, keeps telling me to remove HTML
Updated 9/16/2014 4:10:44 PM

I'm attempting to send a private message, but every time I hit send, it tells me to remove any HTML from my message. There are no web links in my message. How can I remedy this? Thanks...  Read more

What is some healthy things to do as a pick me up
Updated 9/16/2014 10:47:50 AM

What is some healthy things to do as a pick me up when you are feeling exhausted at work. I used to grab a soda and some candy and I have been doing good the last two days but I am really wanting them today because I feel so tired and sluggish....  Read more

Would anyone like to keep eachother motivated to g
Updated 9/17/2014 4:07:50 AM

Would anyone like to keep eachother motivated to get up and work out 5days a week 20-30 min a day? I'm trying to do this alone but I need some help with motivation to keep going. I did great last week. This week not so much. Any help would be great....  Read more

How do you keep going when scale isn't moving?
Updated 9/15/2014 11:22:55 AM

HI, I'm having a tough time here stuck at 255 for a couple of weeks. I am eating healthy and excersizing daily. I'm feeling very discouraged and like my body isn't cooperating. Any suggestions?...  Read more

Hi new and determined to become healthier! :)
Updated 9/16/2014 7:36:58 AM

Hia My names Ali. I recently gained over a stone in weight while on medication and decided 6 weeks ago to lose this weight and more. I have low self esteem and suffer anxiety too! I started losing weight through diet alone and about a m...  Read more

Dance that fat away!

Dance zumba to get your heart healthy and to dance the fat away.344...  Read more

Plums may prevent complications of the heart.

Eating plums reduces your chances of contracting a heart disease. Plums have certain cleansing agents that keep the blood pure & prevent complications of the heart. Researchers have found that plums have anti-cancer agents that may help prevent the g...  Read more

College Students

This group is for college students who are looking to get healthier and need a little support from those in a similar situation...  Read more

What Women Really Need to Know about Heart Health

 Editor's Note: February is Heart Health month, aimed at bringing awareness to the #1 killer in America. Today we're sharing an interview with Dr. Patrice Desvigne-Nickens on behalf of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI...  Read more

Broken Hearts Can Be Mended

How many of you have watched a movie or TV show where one of the characters, who has experienced a stressful situation in her life, suffers from what appears to be a classic heart attack but isn't? While this may sound a little farfetched, doctors ar...  Read more