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 a very bad morning. Woke up to 8 oz gain and inches gain in some areas. I have kept in my calories and worked out everyday. The only difference is I went a little more in my calorie range yesterday. I keep trying to tell myself it has to... Read more
I feel like I am beginning to fall off the wagon. Time to kick my but back into gear. My goal this week is to drink at least 64 oz of water a day, walk at least 10,000 steps, &stay within calorie range. Planning on trying some new recipes next week!... Read more
I am currently using the Lean Body Trainer by Lee Labrada. You can find that any tons of other programs for free on bodybuilding.com. When you use the bodyspace app. they send you a email every week. I find these emails really encourage me.... Read more
Woot! Blood pressure is easing down. Dr upped the levimir to 35 units. We're trying to find that sweet spot. Go back July 10th then kidney on the 14th. Please let there not be a lot of new meds! *crosses fingers* small victories right?... Read more
I am looking for a buddy to help me get back on track. I hit a major weight milestone then fell off the wagon. In fact, I think the wagon has run over me a few times. I need someone to help me stay accountable and get to goal. HELP!... 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
As I was working yesterday, I heard a news report about a new heart health program by the American Heart Association. With an older brother that has already suffered a mild heart attack as well as a grandmother that died of heart related issues, I... Read more
One in 3 adults (about 72 million people) have high blood pressure, otherwise known as hypertension. Many doctors don't know blood pressure guidelines, and they often don't start treatment soon enough in middle age men. Though the recommended blood p... Read more
I was planning to be productive this afternoon, and I just got slow. I finally packed up and came home where I took a nap, then dammit, got my gear on and went out to run. 5 minute walking warm-up and I lasted more than 5 minutes with an okay speed.... Read more
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