In the United States, hypertension (chronic high blood pressure that can lead to heart disease and stroke) is most prevalent among African Americans. In fact, 34 percent of the African American population has high blood pressure—a rate higher t... Read more
Lowering your blood pressure isn't always as simple as eating fewer high-sodium foods. The fact is that multiple factors combined affect your blood pressure. There are two main categories of risks that contribute to hypertension—those that... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
What is a Cool Down?
A cool down is the act of gradually lowering body temperature, heart rate, and breathing rate following exercise.
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Recently Lori, a client of mine, called me angry, upset and discouraged. She had just returned from her yearly physical, which she had been eagerly anticipating. Though she hadn't reached her weight-loss goal, Lori had made many lifestyle c... Read more
You may have high blood pressure and not even know it. While 50 million Americans suffer from this affliction, 70 percent don’t have it under control. Another 45 million are at high risk of developing it. That’s a lot of people.
Are... Read more
Just before my night snack I took my Blood Sugar and it was 91, I have to take 40 units of Lantus and 10 units of Humolog, so I had a Turkey Hot Dog and 1 small Dinner Roll with a little bit of butter on it and a Sugar Free Pudding. Waited and hour a... Read more
I donated blood today, and aside from helping three random people in need, I hear that this also burns around 600 calories. Can anyone confirm this? Regardless of the answer I'll continue donating, but I'm just curious.
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I changed my diet became vegan on the first day of Lent, meditated, added yoga and my fasting blood sugars have been normal - 60-77. Yesterday, I took half of my medication and it was 67this morning . I am taking the same meds, and have never had t... Read more
I canít tell you how many times after I started my own healthy living journey I would step on the scale and the minute the number was not what I expected my motivation began to falter. For me, the scale became the be-all-end-all to my success. Howev... 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
One of the major reasons I decided to focus on losing weight is high blood pressure. Mine was a little high last time I saw a doctor, and he wanted to put me on blood pressure medicine. I told him I'd rather try losing weight 1st. Well, that was at l... Read more
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