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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

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

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

110kg and keep losing motivation ... why does my m
Updated 10/29/2014 3:48:47 PM

110kg and keep losing motivation ... why does my mind keep making me fail when i want to lose 30kg...  Read more

Is it healthy to mostly eat salad?
Updated 10/29/2014 3:05:43 PM

I've only started researching this stuff two weeks ago and I'm not entirely sure what I can or can't cross out of my diet. So far, I've been eating fresh vegetables for every meal, but also 3% cheese with crispbread instead of actual bread, buckwheat...  Read more

Trying to keep from being discouraged that i misse
Updated 10/28/2014 5:45:17 PM

Trying to keep from being discouraged that i missed the last two days of my streak I did eleven days straight!! Going to make up for that today get a good long workout in wish didn't have to start streak again oh well I'm not giving up never 2 late...  Read more

A huge problem I have with eating healthy is that
Updated 10/28/2014 11:23:18 PM

A huge problem I have with eating healthy is that there are not many vegetables I like. Any suggestions?...  Read more

It's been a great day! Exercised early and it kept
Updated 10/27/2014 8:33:45 PM

It's been a great day! Exercised early and it kept me in a good mood all day! Now to just get through the bewitching hour (aka the time I want to snack)....  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