• DECEMBER 11, 2017
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    What do Blood Pressure Readings mean?

    What do Blood Pressure Readings mean?

    What do your blood pressure numbers mean? The only way to know (diagnose) if you have high blood pressure (HBP or hypertension) is to have your blood pressure tested. Understanding your blood pressure numbers is key to controlling high blood pressure. Healthy and unhealthy blood pressure ranges Learn what’s considered normal, as recommended by the American

    • DECEMBER 6, 2017
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    Tips to Survive the Holidays

    Tips to Survive the Holidays

    Do you get stressed out during the holidays? From quick stress-survival strategies to mood-brightening foods, here’s your cheat sheet to holiday cheer. Take a whiff of citrus Researchers studying depression have found that certain citrus fragrances boost feelings of well-being and alleviate stress by upping levels of norepinephrine, a hormone that affects mood. For an

    • DECEMBER 18, 2017
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    Tips on ways to lower your risk of heart disease

    Tips on ways to lower your risk of heart disease

    Heart disease is the number one killer in the US and UK. ‘Heart disease’ is an umbrella term, meaning that it encompasses a huge range of different heart conditions, all caused by many different factors, but also ones which can be easily cut out to improve health. Here is your lifestyle cheat sheet on how

    • DECEMBER 14, 2017
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    How do you get your heart rate on target?

    How do you get your heart rate on target?

    When you work out, are you doing too much or not enough? There’s a simple way to know: Your target heart rate helps you hit the bull’s eye. “We don’t want people to over-exercise, and the other extreme is not getting enough exercise,” says Gerald Fletcher, M.D., a cardiologist and professor in the Mayo Clinic College