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Elevated blood pressure linked with risk of heart disease in later life

blood pressureJust about anyone can have high blood pressure. Although there are contributing factors which can elevate blood pressure, it can affect anyone. In fact, most people don’t even realize they have high blood pressure as it doesn’t pose many symptoms. By the time they realize they have a blood pressure problem, it could be too late.

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Lower your blood pressure by going to the zoo?

lower-blood-pressureBlood pressure on the rise? Maybe you’ve already changed your diet, took salt out of the picture, and maybe you even began exercising a bit. Sure, these are notable means of lowering blood pressure, but they’re not all you can do.

In fact, there are ways to lower your blood pressure naturally that you’ve probably already done and … Read More

Easy way to lower your risk of falls and injury

tips-to-avoid-falls-and-injuryThe risk of bone fractures and injury as we age increases as we lose bone density and just aren’t as strong as we once were. Even medications we take can put us at risk of falls by causing dizziness and confusion. No one wants to end up in long-term care because of breaking a hip…

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Common ingredient is worse than salt for blood pressure

Hidden food ingredient that is raising your blood pressureWhether you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure or told you’re at risk of developing the same, you’ve likely been advised to limit your sodium intake. But new research shows that sugar – particularly the kind found in processed foods – is more closely linked to high blood pressure than salt.

How much sugar are you eating?

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Sitting like this is bad for your heart

heart, blood pressureYou eat fairly healthy, you exercise and you even get ample amount of sleep most nights. But chances are that you’ve got a daily habit that isn’t doing your body any favors – and you don’t even know it.

Are you sitting down for this?

Crossing your legs is hurting your heart.

More specifically, sitting with your legs … Read More

Why where you live could be destroying your heart

 blood pressure, preventionWe all have little pet peeves and annoyances that irritate us to no end. If you’re anything like me, you’re likely to notice the fast pace and noise of highways.

It can make an already-existent headache a lot worse. And imagine how bad it can get if you live close to a congested artery.

However, the noise … Read More

Mayo Clinic discovers missing link to blood pressure problems

blood pressure, weight

Are your pants getting a little tight these days? Extra weight can be cause for concern, I’m sure you realize, but…

Even five pounds can make a difference to your health.

Those small fluctuations in weight could be doing you harm. So before you brush off that snug waistband, you should know that a small increase in weight … Read More

Why the next few months are critical for your heart

blood pressure, heartI’ve started taking lukewarm showers in the morning, instead of my usual steamy 20 minutes of utter surrender and relaxation. You don’t need a lot of time, if you’re quick about it, to lather up and condition your hair.

A friend of mine says he never has a hot shower because it dries out his skin. And when … Read More

Disease-fighting power of this humble vegetable…

blood pressure, diabetesAlthough fall means the days will get cooler and shorter, those harvest vegetables are now in season – and they have so many health benefits to offer.

One vegetable, in particular, packs a punch when it comes to providing you with your daily intake of vitamins and keeping you healthy right through the winter. This superstar food is … Read More

Fix for your blood pressure could be in your fridge right now

blood pressure, probioticsHow is your digestion? Any gas or bloating? A popular fix to promote digestion and regularity is probiotics, the healthy bacteria found in some common foods and supplements that help to increase the good bacteria in your gut.

It turns out, probiotics can work wonders on your blood pressure, too, according to new research. Treatment could be as … Read More

The foods that give you high blood pressure

blood pressure, heart diseaseThe next time you have a hankering for a gooey cheese spread to go with your crackers, some Parmesan on top of that bowl of pasta, or even a supersized cola to wash it all down, you should really take a moment to think it through.

New information has surfaced explaining how phosphate-rich foods, like the ones mentioned … Read More

Why arguing can really affect your health

476073337If you’re like me, you’ve found yourself in the midst of a heated debate. If you’re married, you can relate, I’m sure.

Fights with our spouses, relatives, friends or neighbors are almost inevitable. These angry moments are stressful at the time, but have you ever stopped to consider the long-term outcome associated with arguing?

A new study has … Read More

Men, Women Differ When It Comes To Stroke Risk

86543319If your doctor asked you if you could identify the risks for stroke, would you know the answer – or nod politely and say, well, why don’t you tell me!

But the truth is, you should become familiar with the risk factors, especially if you’re female.

Over 400,000 American women suffer from stroke every year. Some people may … Read More

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