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Keep Heart Healthy Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Keep Heart Healthy.

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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

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

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

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

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

Looking for some spark friends to help keep me mot
Updated 11/18/2014 7:00:18 AM

Looking for some spark friends to help keep me motivated. New mom of a 6 week old and just going back to work this week. Motivation tends to slack when work gets involved!...  Read more

Keep trying to start over but I think I don't care
Updated 11/17/2014 1:16:29 AM

Keep trying to start over but I think I don't care enough. I always forget I want to lose weight when I start craving a food or go out to dinner. It's a lack of motivation. I have none. Anyone know what I mean?...  Read more

Keep going even if you gained so much your scale b
Updated 11/16/2014 5:53:14 PM

Keep going even if you gained so much your scale broke! Keep going even when you lose your breath! Even when you're crying because you dont fit your clothes. Keep going because at some point you will reach your goal!...  Read more

Cool Tool--Harvard Healthy Heart Calculator
Updated 11/18/2014 1:23:03 PM

This tool asks questions about exercise and eating habits and gives you a picture of your cardiovascular risk. It also gives some helpful, detailed feedback about how to improve your diet and fitness. Here's the link: https://healthy...  Read more

Making a lifestyle change to get healthy is a full
Updated 11/16/2014 7:31:33 PM

Making a lifestyle change to get healthy is a full time job😊 soon it'll become second nature....  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

Women, You've Been Exercising Too Hard, Says Study

When someone asks me whether X, Y or Z counts as "exercise" or "cardio," my first response is always, "Well, what does your heart rate tell you?"Measuring your heart rate is an important action for every exerciser. It le...  Read more