March is quickly approaching, which means Heart Month is almost over. The work, however, to keep our hearts healthy is never over. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both American women and men. We must be proactive. Here’s what you can take to ‘HEART’ to help guide you along the way.
Back in January, Lynette Hardaway, more popularly known as Diamond of the Trump-supporting sister duo Diamond and Silk, died of heart disease due to chronic high blood pressure. She was just 51-years-old.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that Beyoncé’s song ‘Cuff It’ has taken the world by storm. And speaking of cuffs (albeit not in a manner that is as sexy and cool as Beyoncé), a recent study found evidence suggesting that basic blood pressure cuffs are just as effective as newer, more advanced devices for monitoring blood pressure at home.
When it comes to high blood pressure, there is more you have to keep in mind (pun intended). High blood pressure may impact our cognitive abilities, because it may damage our brains. Hypertension may accelerate the mental decline that often leads to Alzheimer’s disease.
Kevin Samuels. He was one of those people you either loved or hated, or perhaps you just found him entertaining to watch because he had zero filter. Samuels was a popular African-American YouTube personality and self-proclaimed image consultant known for making controversial remarks particularly targeted towards black women.
America is in such a salt crisis that I think it’s probably about time we use technological innovations to reduce our salt intake.
March is National Nutrition Month, and I think many of us would agree that the nutrition of our children is of the utmost importance. What people may not realize, however, is that women need to consume a healthy diet even before getting pregnant. Our diet before pregnancy may affect the health of our future child.
In my opinion, many people underestimate the power of walking when it comes to overall health benefits. Maybe it’s because we tend to associate a good, effective workout with a lot of sweat and a rapidly beating heart.
One of the more recently discovered benefits of yogurt is that it may help older adults with hypertension lower their blood pressure. There was evidence of reduced hypertension with even small amounts of yogurt consumption.
If you haven’t checked your blood pressure recently – or if you’ve never checked it – there are two new studies on hypertension that may convince you to do so sooner rather than later. In my view, they give new urgency to monitoring and managing your blood pressure.
Extracellular water is body water that is not inside the cells. Water found inside the cells is called “intracellular water.” Add the water inside the cells and the water outside the cells, and you get your “total body water.”
Recent research suggests that being at the lower end of the normal hemoglobin range may have some health benefits. So, it turns out that in the case of hemoglobin, less may be good.
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