You may have high blood pressure and not even know it. While 50 million Americans suffer from this affliction, 70 percent don’t have it under control. Another 45 million are at high risk of developing it. That’s a lot of people.
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After years devoted to raising five sons, caring for our aging parents, and volunteer work, I found the most neglected person in my life was me. In very many ways I have "let myself go".
I had borderline high blood pressure, was overwe... Read more
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
Caring for your health before you become pregnant may help you identify areas that put you and/or your baby at risk during pregnancy. First, schedule a pre-conception counseling appointment with your doctor. This discussion can educate you on things... Read more
You know that you want to lose weight. But how do you pick a goal weight that’s right for you? Do you find a celebrity, or even a friend, whose body you like and try to reach the same weight as him? Do you aim for a previous weight of your own,... Read more
I have been in spark people almost 6 months and try to watch my sodium intake however I still have readings of 180 to 200, this worries me a lot and it is like sodium is the hidden enemy. I just want to get my blood pressure down. Any ideas on... Read more
The article on keeping fruits & veggies fresh contains a chart that shows whether to refrigerate or store fruits & veggies on the counter. In both the columns for refrigerate and counter, apples are shown with the less than symbol (which is not print... Read more
In the rural towns in the area where I live, blood donation stations are set-up and shared so that one can visit a specific place and donate blood on the rotating 56 day schedule. I'm not sure what it is like in larger towns and cities, but all the... Read more
I was setting up and entering my fitness information. When I went to the reports page under MY TRACKERS tab and opened the weekly/daily/monthly report the miles are listed in increments of 40. Why is this and is there a way to change this chart or cr... Read more
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
Going to the doctor when you're sick is a no-brainer. But going when you're perfectly fine can be a lifesaver. "People who schedule routine visits get the best preventive services, and that sets the stage for success," says Jonathan... Read more
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
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