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About Blood Pressure Resources

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Exercising with High Blood Pressure

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

Heart-Healthy Benefits of Exercise

"Exercise improves your health." You hear it all the time, but what does that really mean? How much of a difference can exercise make in your life, and how much do you really need to do? You’ll be happy to know that you don’t ne...  Read more

High Blood Pressure? Have a DASH of Spark

For years, battling high blood pressure meant throwing out the salt shaker and throwing on the sweatpants. We now know that there’s more to the picture. Exercise and maintaining a healthy weight have always been powerful tools for managing...  Read more

Supplements for a Healthy Heart

So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su...  Read more

Health and Fitness Benefits of Walking

Starting a regular walking program offers numerous health and fitness benefits! Good for your heart: Walking regularly can help reduce high blood pressure and high cholesterol, both of which contribute to heart disease. According...  Read more

My A1C( 3 month test for blood sugar) is up. So ha
Updated 7/17/2016 11:20:00 PM

My A1C( 3 month test for blood sugar) is up. So have been taking my health more seriously. Took a 3 mile walk yesterday and a half a mile walk today and have been eating a lot of salads....  Read more

#healthy Down 20 lbs and my blood pressure shows i
Updated 7/17/2016 9:37:14 AM

#healthy Down 20 lbs and my blood pressure shows it 111/66. Feeling good....  Read more

Started checking my blood sugar levels today. Been
Updated 7/16/2016 1:08:00 PM

Started checking my blood sugar levels today. Been keeping track of my food intake for 2 weeks, only cheated on my low carbs diet once! Felling pretty good about this! #gestationaldiabetes #bloodsugar #lowcarbs...  Read more

Went to Doctor yesterday and he took me off Blood
Updated 7/15/2016 9:31:55 AM

Went to Doctor yesterday and he took me off Blood Pressure medication....  Read more

Recently diagnosed with high blood pressure. Need
Updated 7/16/2016 8:50:10 AM

Recently diagnosed with high blood pressure. Need to change my diet but not sure how to go about it. Single and don't really like to cook just for me and I'm not a big meal planner....  Read more

Blood Pressure Information

Description of High Blood PressureHigh blood pressure is a common disease in which blood flows through blood vessels (arteries) at higher than normal pressures.Measuring Blood PressureBlood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of...  Read more

Strut your Stuff!

Taking a 30 minute brisk walk three times a week will lower your blood pressure significantly. In a recent study of a group of caregivers walking the allotted amount produced a beneficial effect on their blood pressure. The participants who walked 30...  Read more

South Beach Diet (Lifestyle!)

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

Spotlight on High Blood Pressure: The 'Silent Killer'

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

What's Up: Health News You Should Know

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

High Blood Pressure--What High Blood Pressure?

To bring this into perspective, I need to roll back the clock to March/April 2009. It was then that on a lark I purchased a home blood pressure (BP) monitor. It was on sale and I had just turned 50. Much to my surprise, this little machine registe...  Read more

High Blood Pressure - Top 10 Steps to Rein in a Skyrocketing Blood Pressure

I frequently write articles related to cholesterol, blood pressure, and weight loss. Thought I would post my latest here in case an SparkPeople are struggling with high blood pressure. Here it is: If you live with high blood pressure, you’r...  Read more