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High Blood Pressure Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for High Blood Pressure.

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

Hi! I'm 26, recently promoted to an intense high s
Updated 10/3/2015 1:58:48 PM

Hi! I'm 26, recently promoted to an intense high stress job. I really have no idea how to juggle the crazy hours and still have energy to make healthy meals and exercise. Looking for a buddy with similar struggles to help keep me on track!...  Read more

I had my annual check-up this week and my blood s
Updated 10/3/2015 11:54:44 AM

I had my annual check-up this week and my blood sugar levels are in the pre-diabetic range. Hopefully, this is the wake-up call I need to get serious about my eating and exercise habits. I certainly don't want to end up with full-blown diabetes!!...  Read more

How do I change my BMR? I think SP has it too high
Updated 10/3/2015 8:50:36 AM

How do I change my BMR? I think SP has it too high at 2083. When I calculated on the internet I got 1723. I'm female, 55, 5'8". I think my overall calories are high. Working out a lot and loss is slow....  Read more

experiencing plateau at the highest level right no
Updated 10/4/2015 8:37:35 AM

experiencing plateau at the highest level right now. Since Aug 20th I've been having a deficit of 500-1000 a day in food and burning 3500 cal a week in exercise, water all the time and I'm stuck at the same weight for 4 weeks! help!...  Read more

Where can I list my blood sugars. I can't find on
Updated 10/1/2015 5:41:50 PM

Where can I list my blood sugars. I can't find on this new app?...  Read more


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

Flirting with High Blood Pressure

4th day of being back on Sparkpeople. Over the past year or so I have had a few dr. appointments and each time I have been questioned about my blood pressure readings. Flirting with hypertension. I do have a stressful job, and I am busy...  Read more