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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

Kid-Friendly Valentine's Day Surprises

Valentine's Day doesn't have to be all about chocolate and other decadent treats. Show the kids in your life how much you love them with simple, healthy snacks and heartfelt messages. They'll remember the creativity a lot longer than a ba...  Read more

Day three of eating healthy and trying to be more
Updated 5/25/2016 2:37:16 PM

Day three of eating healthy and trying to be more active. My biggest issue is drinking enough water! Soda addict here! Any suggestions on how to decrease soda and increase water intake? Or to quit pop altogether lol thanks :)...  Read more

Make a healthier version of what you want, at home
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Make a healthier version of what you want, at home. If you want a burger and fries, grill a burger using lean meat and watch the toppings. Make some oven fries. If you keep avoiding fast food, pretty soon you will wonder how you ever ate it b/c it...  Read more

None of my friends are driven to get healthy and u
Updated 5/25/2016 2:35:36 PM

None of my friends are driven to get healthy and usually flake.My husband seems to think losing weight after a baby is the same as before the baby.. I need a positive support system! #Firstpost #friendfinder...  Read more

Kind of upsetting that all I can really do right now is try to eat healthier. I can't do the exciser
Updated 5/25/2016 2:55:03 PM

Kind of upsetting that all I can really do right now is try to eat healthier. I can't do the exciserses I want to do because my arm is broken. But I want be discouraged I will search for things I can do. Does anyone have ideas of what I can do?...  Read more

Healthy/ cheap meal and snack ideas??
Updated 5/25/2016 1:44:59 PM

Healthy/ cheap meal and snack ideas??...  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

Dance that fat away!

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

Women, Take This Doctor's Advice to Heart

Editor's Note: We're passionate about saving lives and preventing heart disease! Please share this blog post with other women in your life. Click the buttons above to share it on social media sites or send via email. Happy American Heart Mont...  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