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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

Ready to kick my butt into high gear. I've gained
Updated 1/27/2015 1:39:24 PM

Ready to kick my butt into high gear. I've gained 20 pounds since moving out of my house and I'm ready to shed these extra pounds! Im really in search of an accountability partner. Any takers??...  Read more

how to eat at subway when the carbs are so high?
Updated 1/27/2015 10:56:46 AM

how to eat at subway when the carbs are so high?...  Read more

High Cholesterol Help Please
Updated 1/26/2015 1:01:53 PM

I went to the Dr and they told me I was 20 pounds overweight and my cholesterol was 225. Any good suggestions on lowering it and what I can eat to lose weight and help with the cholsterol? Thank you April...  Read more

High Blood Chemistry Results and I don't know how
Updated 1/24/2015 7:59:13 PM

I had this troubled feeling of how could I get back into healthy lifestyle and get rid again of being sick. Yesterday (Philippines time), I went to a mini-hospital to do some check-up and have the blood chemistry going through. Unfortunately, when I...  Read more

Does anyone have suggestions for high protein, low
Updated 1/20/2015 10:56:41 AM

Does anyone have suggestions for high protein, low carb meals? Getting tired of the same thing everyday. I'm doing a boot camp and she has pretty strict food guidelines....  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