You're committing to a healthier lifestyle for plenty of reasons. Whether you want to look better, feel stronger or live longer, you know that regular exercise, adequate sleep and healthy eating can help us do all of those things—and more. Thos... Read more
Lowering your blood pressure isn't always as simple as eating fewer high-sodium foods. The fact is that multiple factors combined affect your blood pressure. There are two main categories of risks that contribute to hypertension—those that you... Read more
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. Are you... Read more
In the United States, hypertension (chronic high blood pressure that can lead to heart disease and stroke) is most prevalent among African Americans. In fact, 34 percent of the African American population has high blood pressure—a rate higher t... Read more
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
Can you imagine a CEO saying that not everyone should be wearing your clothing and that they won't carry sizes more then a 10 or size large? In this day and age I can't believe there is such a stigma against plus sizes.
They wonder why girls and b... Read more
I normally stay withing my calorie range but always seem to go above my carb intake. SP suggests 150-273 per day and I believe this is the cause I have plateaued. Please I really need to know whether my carb requirements are too high and some low car... Read more
I'm by no means what you would call fat but my parents want me to be like Kate Moss! They keep scolding me for snacking.
I know what I'm doing. I know how to take care of myself. I don't have any eating disorders and I don't even binge. I just... Read more
Hey everyone, I am looking for some suggestions. I have been doing my mealplanning and overall, i'm doing okay, but having some trouble balancing my carbs/fat/proteins to the recommended percentages, i.e. 50%/30%/20% respectively. I always seem to... Read more
I felt a little bit better this morning. I have my goals in mind and I actually stepped on the scale, suprisingly happy to find that I'd only gained four pounds through the rest of March and April. I'm back to 139 which I'm not happy about but I ca... 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
One in 3 adults (about 72 million people) have high blood pressure, otherwise known as hypertension. Many doctors don't know blood pressure guidelines, and they often don't start treatment soon enough in middle age men. Though the recommended blood p... Read more
I was reading this article at American Heart Association, so I thought I'd share! I wish I had know beets may help to lower blood pressure, I had to have my CABG -Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting- www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/top ics/cabg... Read more
Yep, flowers will do it! Hibiscus flowers. The flowers are rich in compounds that dilate blood vessels and block an enzyme that triggers hypertension. The compound works the same way as common prescriptions such as ACE inhibitors, but without the sid... Read more
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