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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

Only 27 and had to be put on blood pressure medici
Updated 10/14/2014 1:18:44 PM

Only 27 and had to be put on blood pressure medicine a few days ago. Been dizzy lately and found out my bp is in the 160s over 100s. Not good. Hopefully it goes down as I lose weight....  Read more

Anyone else have issues with low blood sugar in th
Updated 10/1/2014 12:46:05 AM

Anyone else have issues with low blood sugar in the mornings? I am not diabetic but have noticed with not snacking late at night now that this has been happening a lot lately in the mornings...  Read more

Gained 3 lbs had blood work done my thyroid is out
Updated 10/23/2014 1:41:14 PM

Gained 3 lbs had blood work done my thyroid is outta control so hopefully meds will help lose weight feeling melancholy:(...  Read more

Blood Sugar drops then rises at night
Updated 9/25/2014 1:25:02 PM

I went to bed at 11 PM with Blood Sugar of 154 and took 65 units Lantus. No snack or food of any kind. When I woke at 10 AM, my blood sugar was 357. This is not completely uncommon to me as my sugar tends to drop quite a bit at night and my liver...  Read more

Getting blood out of my shoe
Updated 9/24/2014 8:09:01 PM

Does anyone know how to get blood out of the inside of their shoes? I forgot to put a band-aid on my blister before I left for my run tonight and it ended up popping and bleeding onto the back of my shoe. I just got my new shoes a couple days ago so...  Read more

Walnuts and Blood Pressure

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

smile and be happy

it actually helps your body-blood pressure and attitude224...  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