The Epidemic of Stress

Stress isn’t avoidable, but it is manageable. Stress has been shown to have serious health consequences ranging from reduced immunity to increased risk of heart disease. There are a variety of factors that can contribute to stress—health issues, relationships, financial difficulties, work, or even just our responses to daily life can all result in increased […]

High blood pressure: How to check your reading at home without equipment

How can you know for sure what your actual reading is without equipment? High blood pressure means a person’s blood pressure is consistently too high and signifies that their heart has to work harder than normal to pump blood around the body. The condition, if left untreated, could lead to life-threatening diseases such as heart […]

High blood pressure at the doctor’s office but not at home? – White-Coat Hypertension

Known as white-coat hypertension, this common condition may raise heart risks if left untreated. Medical appointments make most people feel at least a little bit anxious. But for some, that stress may trigger a temporary rise in blood pressure. If their blood pressure is normal at home and in other nonmedical settings, they have what’s […]

Could this popular drink lower your bp reading?

HIGH blood pressure could be lowered by a molecule in a certain popular beverage, a new study has claimed. Should those with the condition try to lower their bp reading by enjoying the drink? High blood pressure could be lowered by red wine, a recent study published in the medical journal Circulation revealed. A molecule […]

High blood pressure warning: The sign in your eyes

High blood pressure is caused by narrowing blood vessels making the heart work harder to pump through the vessels. This increased workload causes a spike in bp readings, placing a strain on vital organs – and there is a sign in the eyes that could indicate someone has high blood pressure. High blood pressure can […]

SMART Health Goals: How to Achieve Success

  Goal setting is a great tool for anyone looking to improve their health. Of course goals are vital for evaluating progress, but they have other benefits too. According to Harvard University, setting goals not only increases achievement, but improves motivation too. Research also shows that having a goal can help increase persistence, and make […]

Superfoods: Health Heroes That Go Above and Beyond

  What’s so super about superfoods? They may not sport a mask and cape, but these foods pack a powerful punch when it comes to protecting your health! While the superfoods label isn’t really a scientific term, research does support that nutrient-dense foods like kale, blueberries, and salmon are very helpful for our health and […]

Good Fats vs. Bad Fats: What You Need to Know

  Fats have a bad reputation. It’s the villain in all of our health woes, from heart disease to weight gain. But like most things in life, the story isn’t black and white, and there’s definitely more than one side to it. Fat is a rich source of energy, with each gram providing 9 calories […]

Why You Should Track Your Health

Today marks the start of National Health Education Week, an annual celebration that aims to shed light on the role education has in improving the health of each and every one of us. Health Education Promotes Healthier Behavior What exactly is health education, you’re wondering? Health education promotes health, wellness, and disease prevention through voluntary […]

4 Healthy Living Myths…Busted

Healthy living myths abound on the internet, and it’s not surprising given the speed at which scientific studies are published. One week protein is the healthiest food group, the next week it’s reported to cause cancer. In our fast-paced world it can be hard to keep up with what’s fact, and what’s fiction. So we […]

Love The Summer Heat? Don’t Let It Get To Your Heart

With July slated as Earth’s hottest month ever recorded (yes, in history!), temperatures are showing no signs of slowing down, even as we approach the end of the summer. Running, biking, tennis and hiking are great ways to keep your heart healthy, but it’s important to adjust your approach to physical activity during the hot summer […]

4 Heart-Healthy Activities For The Family This Summer

We’re a month away from the September Equinox, signaling the end of summer and the beginning of fall. But most of us are still in the thick of the summer – unless you’re like us in the Bay Area, where summer doesn’t really start until Fall 😉  Keeping your kids (or grandkids) entertained throughout the summer […]

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