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.
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Mike (MKKAYA) started running in 2008. Since joining SparkPeople, he has continued to work toward his weight-loss goals (losing nearly 100 pounds so far), completed three half marathons, and has his sights set on participating in a triathlon.
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7:00 a.m.: An infuriating alarm jolts you awake.
7:30 a.m.: After three snooze delays you finally turn it off and force yourself to jump out of bed.
8:15 a.m.: Two cups of coffee later, you're stuck in maddening morning traffic.
2:30 p.m.:... Read more
If you have high blood pressure, the best piece of advice anyone can give you is to listen to your body. How you feel can and should dictate the frequency and intensity of your workouts. While it is possible—and preferable—to lose weight... Read more
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
I am having trouble adding food. This is my first time using the app. I pressed the + searched for my food, found it, pressed add food and search more... But nothing is added to my food list for the day. Help?... Read more
I havent been on here in a while but now I am back to get myself better! I recently got diagnosed with diabetes. How do you all stay away from sugar? Im really having a problem with saying no to anything sweet!!... Read more
Welcome! I am fairly new myself! I wish you the best in your new goal to a healthier lifestyle! I don't have any kids yet but my goal is to be healthy before that part of my life comes around.... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
Yesterday was the 6th Annual National Wear Red Day and I do hope that most, if not all of you participated in this great cause. Bringing awareness regarding women and heart disease to the forefront is one way we can change the path in which our count... Read more
Happy May! Have you moved past the ''resolution'' phase and established a consistent diet and exercise routine? Hopefully your new lifestyle consists of healthy habits and you are really starting to get a feel for what it takes... Read more
My doctor put me on this medicine about a month ago. Since then, I've gained 10 lbs. It feels like it's going up 1/2 lb a day. Has this happened to anyone else? I know we are all different, but man, this stinks! My other medicine made me cough a... Read more
Just sharing a mildly funny story...
Monday morning hubby sent me a message saying that he was going to see the nurse at work and get his blood pressure checked. He has a heart murmur thing that causes his heart to race sometimes - it had been... Read more
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