Best Blood Pressure Monitors for 2014

Best Blood Pressure Monitors 2014

Here are some of the best blood pressure monitors for 2014. As you know from our past blog posts, knowing your blood pressure is half the battle. Quite a few people don’t even know they have high blood pressure, which is why it is often called “the silent killer”. So active monitoring of your blood pressure, thorough a home blood pressure monitor, is essential. Through active monitoring, you will be able to see what affects your blood pressure and determine the Continue reading

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Best Blood Pressure Monitor for 2014

As we enter into 2014, New Year’s resolutions are usually top of mind. One great New Year’s resolution that you should consider is lowering your blood pressure. As we’ve mentioned many times on this blog, high blood pressure is a silent killer and the only way to effectively manage your blood pressure is through active monitoring and changing your lifestyle habits like eating right, reducing sodium, losing weight and reducing stress. With the holiday upon us, now is a great Continue reading

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Beet Juice for High Blood Pressure

Beet Juice to Lower Blood Pressure

Drinking beet juice for high blood pressure is a natural way to lower hypertension. A recent study recently published in the Journal of Hypertension showed that drinking a cup of beet juice helps lower high blood pressure by more than 10mmHg within a few hours. It also had a lasting effect a day later. This is in comparison to a reducing your salt intake which lowers your blood pressure by 5 mmHg on average. Beets are rich in nitric oxide which Continue reading

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Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure

Home Remedies for hypertension

Looking for home remedies to help reduce your high blood pressure? Here are some simple but effective suggestions to help. Reduce sodium in your diet – I use a calorie tracker on my iPhone and I am always surprised how much sodium is in certain foods. In addition, get into the habit of reading the nutrition information on the packaging. Here is where you’ll see the amount of sodium you’ll consume per serving. And make sure to do the math! Sometimes Continue reading

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Reduce Hypertension by Volunteering

volunteer to reduce hypertension

It may sound strange, but a new study from Carnegie Mellon University found you can reduce hypertension by volunteering. The study found that people who volunteer their time 4 hours a week or more were significantly less likely to develop hypertension. It’s unclear why volunteering helps to keep your blood pressure down. It may serve to keep you active or have a calming effect by doing good. Either way, we see it as a win / win situation. Help yourself by Continue reading

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Using Your Mobile Phone May Increase Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure and Mobile Phone

During the annual conference, members at the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) reviewed new findings affecting hypertension. One of the findings suggests that mobile phone usage may cause a rise in blood pressure. According to the recent study from doctors at the Guglielmo da Saliceto Hospital, talking on mobile phones increased blood pressure readings significantly from 121/77 to 129/82. While the results were obvious, the causes were not. Interestingly enough, the increase in blood pressure was lower in patients who participated in Continue reading

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Blood Pressure Chart | Blood Pressure Readings

blood pressure readings

The following blood pressure chart outlines the blood pressure readings from a blood pressure machine. Daily monitoring of your blood pressure is key as it fluctuates and increases can be triggered by certain events. A home blood pressure machine is recommended and  a list of the top rated and best selling blood pressure monitors are listed here .

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Eating Egg Whites May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Egg white omelette to lower blood pressure

Good news! A new study presented at the meeting of the American Chemical Society found that regularly eating egg whites could help lower your blood pressure. Egg whites are a great source of protein, are low in calories and contain two amino acids that have antioxidant benefits. Maybe that’s why they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day! So eat a healthy breakfast, lower your sodium intake and exercise and you’ll see your blood pressure go down. As recommended Continue reading

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Normal Blood Pressure for Men

blood pressure range for men

You may be wondering, what is a normal blood pressure level for men? I’m 40 years old and my blood pressure tends to be on the high “pre-hypertensive” side. Blood pressure is measured in two figures: 1) on contraction – this is the systolic pressure or the top number 2) on relaxation – this the diastolic pressure or the bottom number Now that you know this, a good guide for blood pressure readings is: Normal Blood Pressure is 120/80 or less Continue reading

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Another Reason to Buy A Home Blood Pressure Machine

high blood pressure

I decided to work from home today as I have a dentist appointment in the afternoon and my work is at least a 1 hour commute. So I’m working at my desk and going through e-mails and starting to feel a bit stressed with some “mission critical’ issues happening at work. As I’m answering e-mails, I decide to take my blood pressure. Normally my average blood pressure is a bit high in the 130 / 80 range. So I put Continue reading

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