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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

High sodium intake
Updated 4/27/2015 8:58:10 AM

I have been doing the Spark People program on and off for a little over 2 years and lately I have started back on the program and just as before my sodium intake is too high. Based on my nutritional tracker I should be between 500 and 2300 daily howe...  Read more

Reached my highest weight Ever!
Updated 4/24/2015 10:34:03 PM

Trying on last years clothes today, everything to tight. Not having been on the scale for some time, I was shocked to see 250 lbs this morning! My highest ever! Got to do something about this! Winter was brutal in Ohio and I wasn't as active and...  Read more

BRIEZHETTE - You're seeing that high of a calorie
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BRIEZHETTE - You're seeing that high of a calorie range due to how many calories you burned through exercise (1129). While you don't need to eat all of those calories back, you do need to eat some back so your body has enough calories and nutrients....  Read more

Brand new: My blood sugar is high, and I only get
Updated 4/26/2015 12:48:59 PM

Brand new: My blood sugar is high, and I only get $ 133 in food stamps for family of 3. Food banks are all processed and starches...help....  Read more

Water aerobics isn't as high-intensity as, say, Zu
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Water aerobics isn't as high-intensity as, say, Zumba, so you naturally won't burn as many calories. However, the only way to get an accurate count (for you) is to have a heart rate monitor....  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

Losartan High Blood Pressure Medicine?

My doctor put me on this medicine about a month ago. Since then, I've gained 10 lbs. It feels like it's going up 1/2 lb a day. Has this happened to anyone else? I know we are all different, but man, this stinks! My other medicine made me cough a...  Read more