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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

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

Im so miserable. Up to a longtime high. 184.8 lb
Updated 10/15/2014 4:43:46 PM

Im so miserable. Up to a longtime high. 184.8 lb. Feel outta control. Unhappy, unhealthy....  Read more

What variations on interval training or high inten
Updated 10/12/2014 2:49:44 PM

What variations on interval training or high intensity interval training are people doing, and what's working for fat loss? I've read a lot lately on it as opposed to steady state cardio. Any insights?...  Read more

I have a high demand 2 month old and 4 other kids
Updated 10/4/2014 9:04:16 PM

I have a high demand 2 month old and 4 other kids and I find I never get full because I never have time to sit down for a full meal. I either eat too fast and stay hungry or graze all day and take in too many cals. Help!...  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

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

I was talking to my mom earlier this week and the topic of HBP came up. I know my mom has been on pills for nearly 20yrs or more and my dad has started in the last couple of years. Turns out, my brother who is only 21, has extremely high blood pressu...  Read more