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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

H2o jogged 2.5 miles.Blood sugars still bouncing a
Updated 6/20/2016 12:33:23 AM

H2o jogged 2.5 miles.Blood sugars still bouncing around. I'm really hoping for a solution to this. It's extremely frustrating & weight loss is a MAJOR FACTOR in the criteria for the weight loss surgery I'm hoping for. THE VA is very strict #exercise...  Read more

I decided to start donating blood on a regular bas
Updated 6/16/2016 11:59:21 PM

I decided to start donating blood on a regular basis, will be helping out others and they check cholesterol each time, :-)...  Read more

Has anybody had surgery for exploded blood veins ?
Updated 6/16/2016 9:36:43 AM

Has anybody had surgery for exploded blood veins ? I'm having it done in a couple of weeks and not sure what to expect :/ #nervous...  Read more

Well again came from Dr. Now I have high blood pre
Updated 6/13/2016 7:05:05 PM

Well again came from Dr. Now I have high blood pressure. I'm determined to lose weight and my blood pressure back to nornal...  Read more

I need to get blood work done today and I need enc
Updated 6/11/2016 8:22:24 AM

I need to get blood work done today and I need encouragement to not go crazy once I can eat. Still on vacation and yesterday was great but today has this hurdle and while stumbling is okay - I just don't want to fall and start all over!...  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

Walnuts and Blood Pressure

Walnuts contain healthy minerals and oils which can help maintain healthy blood pressure...  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