We all know there’s no place like home for the holidays. But for the holidays, nothing beats making sure you and your family stay happy and healthy throughout the season. That’s the stuff holiday dreams are made of, especially with all the “over the river and through woods” and shopping malls and office parties and school functions and…, well you get the picture.
Travel is many things—a break, an opportunity, and, occasionally, a whole lot of stress. And when you’re trying to manage your high blood pressure on the go, it only adds to the stress. No matter your destination, or if you’re hitting the road for work or leisure, you can’t leave your heart health at home.
Tipping into the “dog days of summer” for much of the country means temps are getting hotter – which can be uncomfortable for everyone. But for people concerned about their heart health, hot, humid days can actually be dangerous.
Summer is over, back to school chaos is in full swing and the holiday season is looming not so far in the future. So with all this extra stress, giving yoga some extra thought couldn’t come at a better time!
Yoga, for those unfamiliar with the Namaste movement, is a practice of physical and mental activities including breathing techniques, physical poses, and meditation.
The quest for long-term health and well-being have often focused on the heart and the mind, but not necessarily together. But research now suggests that treating both at once might be worthwhile: when it comes to blood pressure, it turns out that lower is better for the brain as well as the heart.
With the recent changes to the definition of what constitutes high blood pressure from the American Heart Association (AHA), almost half of all U.S. adults are now considered hypertensive.
Accuracy in blood pressure monitors for mass market consumption has never been more critical, due to the following factors, which have resulted in something of a perfect storm in the healthcare field
An ironman athlete I work with was recently (repeatedly) taking his blood pressure at a trade show – with incredibly high results. So high, in fact, that one of our colleagues suggested we drive him to the local ER.
The American Heart Association (AHA) is teaming up with the WHL to support its May Measurement Month campaign, with the goal of logging 3 million blood pressure checks this month. We are encouraging you to #CheckIt, and then log your results on the AHA website.
April is National Stress Awareness Month – a.k.a. a good time to take a look at how stress impacts our health and wellness. In our last blog post, we explored stress and blood pressure in our last blog post. If you missed it, check out “More Than a Measurement: How Does Stress Impact your Blood Pressure?”.