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
A recent study conducted by the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine reported that laughter not only enhances your mood, but it may also protect your heart. During the study, 20 healthy participants were shown 2 movies: a funny comedy and a war... Read more
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
When you're told that exercise improves your heart health, you probably think of cardio exercise, right? After all, "cardio" is short for "cardiovascular" exercise, named as such because it utilizes the cardiorespiratory syste... Read more
I'm sure you have heard people say, "Losing weight is easy. Keeping it off is the hard part."
Well, I disagree with this statement. I think losing weight is hard, but keeping it off is even harder!
Permanent weight... Read more
Hi, My name is Amy and I am new to spark teens. I am 16 years old and just want to lose a couple pounds. I have tried many other things and it works for a couple weeks and then I am back where I started. It is hard to do this alone. I need some buddi... Read more
Hello, I am new to this program. I want to lose 80 lbs by January 2016. Spark people says I should consume 1200-1550 calories per day. If I stay within that range along with exercise, will I be able to lose weight?... Read more
So far I am LOVING THRIVE! I have not been at this weight since before my two kids. I have more energy, focus, and was surprised how great I feel overall! It's been the easiest thing go take, I'm aweful at routine. Before my feet hit the ground in... Read more
I thought I was a freak when I complained to my doctor that my feet go numb!!! on the ET and she responded "What? I've never heard of that" so I got on SP and found a lot from others about this. My tip....lift your feet at the upper point of the circ... Read more
When I'm sitting at the computer, to keep my circulation going, I set my timer for 30 minutes. When that goes off, I reset it for 5 minutes and either walk or do something on my daily to do list.... Read more
The winner is: HITEKFRED! You might have tried massage, but have you tried acupressure? Acupressure delivers therapeutic pressure as a way to stimulate discrete points on the body or relieve pain or tension.
I recently started seeing acupres... Read more
I have been a breakfast eater my whole life. I suppose partly because as a child, my wonderful mother got up and made me a warm breakfast to eat each morning before leaving for school. In college the Café Ole’, as we fondly referred to the cafeteria,... Read more
I jogged 10 minutes, walked 3 minutes and then jogged another 10 minutes then walked another hour this morning. I don't know if it is true, but it feels like my circulation is improved. I feel energetic and more toned, if that is possible to feel.
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I have always been "cold natured" and have a low-normal temperature with low blood circulation, making me sensitive to the coolness of a breeze, etc., even during hot weather. My hands, feet, and tip of my nose get cold very easily and take forever... Read more
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