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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 Intensity Low Impact Exercises
Updated 8/25/2014 11:44:38 PM

What are effective high Intensity low impact exercises? I ran on the treadmill on Monday at 4.5 mph and my knees are still aching on Saturday! I need a good workout to burn calories without a lot of impact on my knees....  Read more

Exercise after multiple blood tests?
Updated 8/20/2014 8:23:37 AM

I have had seven vials of blood taken out within the past 48 hours, and I'm feeling pretty weak and woozy. Should I refrain from exercising today? I'm petite and too underweight to donate blood (not because I'm underweight per se, but because a...  Read more

high cholesterol
Updated 8/13/2014 8:42:52 AM

Hi I just got blood work back that says my cholesterol is high and I have set up a profile to monitor all that plus I need to loose weight in the process. Can anyone help me with some low fat snacks and lunches that are simple? 189...  Read more

Here to kick it in to high gear!
Updated 7/29/2014 7:16:32 AM

Hello Spark friends! I'm not totally new but I'm newly committed. I'm going to have knee surgery in December and I'd like to lose at least 15lbs by then, the rest of my goal by March. Over 16 years ago I lost 60 lbs and have kept it off, but hav...  Read more

Pumping insulin and high impact exercise?
Updated 7/23/2014 9:03:19 AM

Does anyone have problems with very low blood sugars after an intense exercise workout (Insanity from beachbody.com) ? How did you prepare for these workouts: carbs eaten, when and if you detached you pump, reduced basal rates, and did you not bolus...  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 Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure

My nutritionist diagnosed me with high cholesterol and blood pressure last week. I can't say I'm surprised, but it's still hard to comprehend. I've pretty much eliminated all fast food. There's a strong history of heart disease in my family, though....  Read more