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Reduce Blood Pressure Resources

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Heart-Healthy Benefits of Exercise

"Exercise improves your health." You hear it all the time, but what does that really mean? How much of a difference can exercise make in your life, and how much do you really need to do? You’ll be happy to know that you don’t ne...  Read more

Why Strength Training is a Must for Everyone

Think you’re too old to start a strength training program? Well think again! Strength training is just what your body needs to fight the loss of muscle, bone mass and strength that comes with age. Everyone, no matter how young or old, shou...  Read more

The Healing Power of Touch

It's common sense that a hug at a stressful time, a handshake after an important meeting or just cuddling at the end of the day help us relax, leaving behind negativity and worry. Now researchers are investigating whether this feel-good energ...  Read more

Garlic: The Big Flavor with Benefits

Garlic is a great way to add bold taste to your cooking without extra calories or sodium. But did you know that garlic offers more than big flavor? It's such a common ingredient in so many dishes that it's easy to overlook its health benefits...  Read more

Exercising with Type 2 Diabetes

If your doctor has diagnosed you with Type 2 diabetes, then she has probably already told you about the importance of adding exercise to your treatment plan. Physical activity can help you improve your blood sugar control, lose weight, and reduce you...  Read more

is there a way track daily blood pressure in the s
Updated 5/19/2015 3:39:41 PM

is there a way track daily blood pressure in the spark app? If not does anyone have one they recommend ?...  Read more

Blood sugar spikes, according to my diabetic mom,
Updated 5/11/2015 5:15:31 PM

Blood sugar spikes, according to my diabetic mom, can be controlled by the regular use of cinnamon capsules. She swears by it, along with the usual low sugar, diabetic diet. According to her, even if you watch sugar intake, it can still spike....  Read more

I donated blood yesterday, my blood pressure (whic
Updated 5/10/2015 2:52:06 PM

I donated blood yesterday, my blood pressure (which wasn't very high to begin with) went from 128/82 to 100/60 since January! I love NSV's!!...  Read more

A1C VS BLOOD GLUCOSE NUMBERS
Updated 5/8/2015 1:50:19 PM

I got a great report from my doc today re: my pre-diabetic state. My A1C had dropped from 6.2 to 5.8 since my last visit 3 months ago. However, my blood glucose is still a little high at 110. She said she wasn't too concerned about that because the A...  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

Use a pepper grinder and fresh herbs

Burn a few extra calories by using a black pepper grinder. You keep your hands and forearms stronger with the benefit of fresh seasoning. In fact, opt for fresh herbs whenever possible - the flavors will help you feel satisfied with fewer calories!...  Read more

Cut the salt!

Cutting the salt in your food will reduce water retention, your blood pressure, and reduce your chance for heart disease....  Read more

SparkGuy's Savings Jar Club

For anyone looking for motivation to save money/reduce debt. See message board in Other Groups Forum by the same name for more info - happy savings!...  Read more

5 Simple Habits that Help Prevent Major Health Problems

It's no secret that our everyday lifestyle choices have a direct effect on our long-term health. According to a recent study, about 60%–70% of healthcare visits in industrialized countries are associated with chronic, preventable diseases...  Read more

5 Better Bites for Easter

Easter is synonymous with bright pastel-colored candy eggs, marshmallow chicks and creme-filled chocolates--which aren't exactly the most waistline-friendly treats. But you can still partake in the goodies without derailing your healthy habits. I...  Read more