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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

Do you eat at the low end or high end of your calo
Updated 3/26/2015 6:21:57 PM

Do you eat at the low end or high end of your calorie range? My range is 1200 to 1550. Would it make a big difference in my loss if I ate at the high end instead of the low end?...  Read more

any good brands of high protein wraps out there?
Updated 3/26/2015 7:07:45 AM

I'm trying to reduce the amount of grain carbs I eat and increase the veg and fruit along with a good amount of protein and healthy fat. Does anyone use a brand of wrap that is low carb/high protein that tastes OK? Where do you get them?...  Read more

Feeling sluggish today sinus pressure and sore thr
Updated 3/25/2015 9:55:22 AM

Feeling sluggish today sinus pressure and sore throat, the flue bug has been going around not to mentio, my allergies are starting. so Im finding it hard to stay motivated any suggestions?...  Read more

Crazy high maintenance calories?
Updated 3/23/2015 7:01:47 PM

I took a week off from working out and stopped dieting since I want to heal some injuries more quickly. I also wanted to find my 'actual' maintenance level of calories, because when I go on the recommended amounts to eat for dieting (according to Fit...  Read more

I just got put on blood pressure medication. I b
Updated 3/19/2015 8:17:10 PM

I just got put on blood pressure medication. I believe family history is a contributing factor but mainly because of my weight gain. This medication is a water pill, and had to get up allot in middle of the night to go to the bathroom! :/...  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???

OK....so, I've been doing everything "right" and took my blood pressure today and it was 171/101. Good grief.......Not sure if I should continue exercising or take it easy....not sure of how to change my diet (other than cut way back on sodium)....VE...  Read more