Getting on a plane during COVID: what you should bring

Cramming into a metal box with hundreds of people for hours is not an ideal situation to be in during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this is the situation many people would find themselves in as they get on a plane for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, and other holidays.  If you’re planning to fly soon, here […]

High Potassium Foods to Eat for Hypertension

Meet Potassium Potassium is an essential part of a well-balanced diet, but adequate intake is especially important for those with hypertension and can relax blood vessels’ walls, thus decreasing blood pressure. Potassium can also help the body remove excess sodium (salt), a mineral that raises blood pressure. This article is going to review some high potassium […]

6 Tips to Reduce Sodium Intake for Hypertension

High sodium intake has long been studied by researchers as a potential culprit of high blood pressure (hypertension), a condition that can lead to stroke, heart failure, vision loss, kidney damage, and vascular dementia.  For adults, the American Heart Association suggests a daily sodium intake of no more than  2,300 mg with the ideal sodium […]

How to Use a Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor Correctly?

A study published in the Hypertension journal has pointed out that many people are misusing wrist blood pressure monitor at home, which leads to them getting inaccurate readings. The inaccurate readings are usually higher than what’s true. To help you get more accurate measurements, here are some guidelines for measuring your blood pressure.  First, here […]

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 you […]

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

Are Fats Good or Not? Meet the Fat Family. 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. There’s definitely more than one side to it. Fat is a rich source of […]

Love The Summer Heats? 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 […]

Sweet Drinks May Increase Your Risk for Heart Failure

Before you reach for your next afternoon pick-me-up, whether it be a Coke, Iced Tea or Starbucks Frappuccino, you might want to think twice about what you’re putting in your body and how it’s affecting your health.  After all, as the old saying goes: you are what you eat (and drink!). Drinks are notorious for […]

5 Lifestyle Changes to Prevent and Manage High Blood Pressure

Here at MOCACARE, we believe that the key to a long, healthy life is rooted in our lifestyle choices and the ability to listen to our hearts. Through MOCAheart, our team has embraced this belief and created an award- winning device that enables anyone, anywhere to understand their hearts and the information needed to make meaningful lifestyle […]