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High Blood Pressure Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for High Blood Pressure.

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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

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

Supplement Questions Answered

Q: Will carnitine help me lose weight? A: In theory, carnitine, a derivative of the amino acid lysine, could be a good weight loss supplement because it helps move components of fat into the area in cells where they are burned. There is, howev...  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

Red Meat Consumption Linked to Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that has been linked to a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors. Previous studies have found that cigarette smoking and a diet low in vitamin C-rich fruits play roles in the development of...  Read more

Does anyone do High intensity interval training? W
Updated 2/13/2016 6:49:27 AM

Does anyone do High intensity interval training? Would like to find some people doing the same as me!...  Read more

This chat reminds me of High School lol, so many c
Updated 2/12/2016 8:41:39 PM

This chat reminds me of High School lol, so many cliques! I hope not being in the popular clique doesn't make me binge like in HS!...  Read more

Finally!!!! My blood sugars are in normal ranges a
Updated 2/12/2016 5:43:07 PM

Finally!!!! My blood sugars are in normal ranges and have been so for a week now!!! I think I'm finally getting the hang of carb counting!!! Thank you all for the support I have received!!! Have a kick arse day!!! :-)...  Read more

Hey guys! I'm thinking about donating blood today
Updated 2/12/2016 11:21:40 AM

Hey guys! I'm thinking about donating blood today but I also want to work out! Should I go before I donate or should I skip today?? Help!...  Read more

Whats the highest number you have gotten on the wh
Updated 2/12/2016 9:22:28 AM

Whats the highest number you have gotten on the wheel spin??...  Read more

medication

Losing weight has saved me money buy not having to buy medication to lower my cholesterol and high blood pressure....  Read more

Got High Blood Pressure? Tired All The Time?

You might want to try 100mg of CoQ10. Of course ask your doctor because it can interfere with other drugs you may take. CoQ10 protects the heart and walls of your arteries. A coQ10 deficiency is usually present in those who have high 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

You're Never Too Young for High Blood Pressure

When I was young, I remember my grandmother religiously taking her blood pressure medication.  I always thought that high blood pressure was mostly a problem for the elderly, but that's no longer the case.  According to statistics from...  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, trying to kick salt addiction.

I've been "addicted" to salt since as far back as my memory goes. I love it. I put it on meat, vegetables and watermelon. I prefer (salted) pretzels, chips and peanuts to a candy bar any day. So I've been trying to do better since Spark tell...  Read more