Archive for the 'Blood Pressure' Category

Sodium: Still Too Much

Posted on February 21, 2012 - Filed Under Blood Pressure, Nutrition | 3 Comments

Average American sodium intake = 3,200+ mg/day
Recommended sodium intake = 2,300 mg/day
Recommended sodium intake for those with high blood pressure, diabetes or age 51 and older (6 of every 10 Americans are found in this category) = 1,500 mg/day
“Heart disease and stroke are leading causes of death in the United States and are largely dependent on [...]

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Where Your Sodium Comes From

Posted on February 8, 2011 - Filed Under Behavior Change, Blood Pressure, Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition | 3 Comments

Maybe you can cut back on sodium a little bit.
More from MayoClinic.com about sodium.

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The Simple 7

Posted on January 12, 2011 - Filed Under Blood Pressure, Exercise, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Nutrition, Prevention, Weight Control | 1 Comment

These are seven things you CAN control to reduce your risk for developing heart disease. The Simple 7 is brought to you by the American Heart Association.

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Sodium Facts

Posted on September 15, 2010 - Filed Under Blood Pressure, Nutrition | 2 Comments

Source: CDC: Americans Consume Too Much Sodium (Salt)

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Sugar-Sweetened Drinks and Blood Pressure

Posted on June 25, 2010 - Filed Under Blood Pressure, Nutrition, Prevention | 4 Comments

“Our findings suggest that reducing sugar-sweetened beverages and sugar consumption may be an important dietary strategy to lower blood pressure and further reduce other blood pressure-related diseases.”
— Liwei Chen, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor at Louisiana State University Health Science Center School of Public Health
[Source: Science Daily: Drinking Fewer Sugar-Sweetened Beverages May Lower Blood Pressure].

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Lower Sodium Intake

Posted on March 30, 2010 - Filed Under Blood Pressure | 1 Comment

High blood pressure is a big deal.  You need to keep track of it and lower it if it’s an issue.  If it’s not, you need to prevent it.  Reducing sodium intake is one way.  Just wanted to remind you. 
Quote via American Heart Association.

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Your High Blood Pressure and What You Can do Right Now to Lower It

Posted on February 2, 2010 - Filed Under Behavior Change, Blood Pressure, Healthy Lifestyle | 1 Comment

“Lifestyle changes can help you control and prevent high blood pressure – even if you’re taking blood pressure medication.”
– via Mayoclinic.com
I know I’ve talked about this before about a thousand times, but it’s still important.  You can do something about high blood pressure.   You can start right here and right now (don’t have high BP?  [...]

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How to Prevent High Blood Pressure

Posted on October 7, 2008 - Filed Under Blood Pressure, Prevention | 7 Comments

According to the American Heart Association, about 1 in 3 Americans has high blood pressure.  Because there are no symptoms for high blood pressure, they also estimate that 1/3 of these people don’t know they have it.  
The only way to know if you have high blood pressure is to have it checked.
Research shows that [...]

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Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?

Posted on June 17, 2008 - Filed Under Blood Pressure, Exercise, Prevention | 2 Comments

Tim Russert passed away last Friday because plaque from a clogged artery ruptured, traveled to his heart and blocked it. He was only 58. According to his doctor, Russert had heart disease, diabetes, and was overweight.1
I never watched Tim Russert’s show “Meet The Press” and I don’t assume or pretend to know how or if [...]

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Keep the Pressure in Check

Posted on June 11, 2008 - Filed Under Blood Pressure, Prevention | Leave a Comment

High blood pressure affects millions of people around the world. Some people don’t even know they have it, and some of those that do know aren’t doing anything about it. To put it simply, high blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood pumped by your heart and the amount of resistance [...]

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