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Keep Heart Healthy Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Keep Heart Healthy.

What Is Heart Disease?

Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States. But what exactly is heart disease? Also called cardiovascular disease or coronary heart disease, "heart disease" is a broad term that refers to a number of h...  Read more

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

What Causes Heart Disease?

Many people understand that there is a connection between poor diet, lack of exercise and the development of heart disease. But your risk of developing cardiovascular disease is the result of a combination of many risk factors. There are two main cat...  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

12 Heart-Smart Tips You Haven't Heard

When I flip my calendar to February, two things usually come to my mind. One, I’m getting tired of the cold and snowy winter, and two, Valentine’s Day is coming. Now, I don’t know how you feel about this “holiday," but I...  Read more

want a healthier life
Updated 4/16/2014 10:34:42 PM

I am about to be 46. Recently diagnosed with prediabetes and high chlosyeral again have 6 kids 7 grandkids my 10 year old has epilepsy and has put on a lot of weight so I am hoping that if I change she will know she can....  Read more

There is nothing like a fitness tracker to keep ;
Updated 4/15/2014 9:06:57 AM

104 The one sided girl wonder walked 6400 steps today and my Fitbit is my friend. I sweated buckets today and drank all kinds of water when I got back home. Usually I am ok if I do 3-4000 but 5000 is my happy goal but today I have no limits....  Read more

Text keeps covering my food tracker
Updated 4/15/2014 11:42:03 PM

Text keeps covering my food tracker and is preventing me from tracking...  Read more

Keeping on when the scale won't budge.
Updated 4/19/2014 1:27:10 PM

I think I must have much less patience or willpower than most people. I started out on a healthier eating plan and lost 8 pounds the first 5 days. Naturally I was excited and enthusiastic but now I have not lost any more in the next 6 days. It is...  Read more

They keep calling me fat!
Updated 4/15/2014 6:34:51 PM

While it is true that I have put on a few pounds and I don't have perfect washboard abs but I m not obese and I am not fat! I may b a little overweight and not perfect but I don't consider myself fat. But there are ppl in my life that keep telli...  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