Even if you are not a potato chip and pretzel junkie, you’re probably eating more salt than you realize. Sodium, the main ingredient in table salt, can hide in places you don’t suspect, like in ketchup, frozen dinners, instant hot cereals... 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
A 2006 study suggests that drinking coffee just before a workout might not be the best idea. The Journal of the American College of Cardiology reports that the amount of caffeine in just two cups of coffee limits the body's ability to increase bl... 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
When was the last time you ate naked? No, I’m not talking about that pizza you ate in bed last weekend, so please put your pants back on.
I’m talking about whipping up lunch or dinner without condiments, sauces or the other extras we... Read more
Is it true that drinking lots and lots of water can flush sodium out faster? I ate the wrong things today and I'm astounded at how much sodium there was, won't do that again!
I'm bummed because I have a team weigh-in tomorrow and I know I'm g... Read more
I am going to give blood tomorrow for the first time in a long time. If I give blood at 12:30 pm, will I be ok to do strength training (lifting hand weights around 15-20 pounds) the following morning? I remember them saying not to lift more than 10... Read more
I wish I felt better. I would love to have the proper medication so that the body could actually function the way it was designed to.
Sure wish more Dr's understood how this disease effects the body on so many levels and had an understanding how t... Read more
Okay...so I track every MORSEL of food that even comes NEAR my mouth. When I look at the chart at the bottom, it shows I'm consuming 1000-2000mg MORE than I should in a day. I know a lot of this is from canned soup (even if it's Campbell's Healthy Ch... Read more
My whole life, my blood pressure has been relatively low (110/70) and that was when I got NO exercise at all. Now, for the past 5 months I have been hitting the gym 4-5 days a week, doing cardio and strength training, and my blood pressure is always... Read more
Eating potassium-rich foods will help the body get rid of sodium. Bananas are the perfect on the go snack for dieters and diabetics. Potassium promotes blood flow to all the arteries. If potassium is low, the body retains extra sodium which will r... 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
We all know that too much sodium is bad for your health. But did you know just how bad it is for our wallets? According to new research, if Americans could cut their sodium intake to the levels recommended by health experts, the country would save a... Read more
It’s amazing how competitive school has become since I was young. I always felt a certain amount of pressure to work hard and get good grades, but with the rising costs of a college education, most families need a certain amount of financ... Read more
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