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Today’s Solutions: July 19, 2024

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Ease menopause by listening to music

Going through menopause can be an extremely challenging time, where the world you’ve known for most of your life is turned upside down. Not every person's experience of menopause is the same, with symptoms ranging in frequency and severity. These include depression, sexual dysfunction, joint and Read More...

Research shows breathing exerc

Research shows breathing exercise can do wonders for your blood pressure

We all know that cardiovascular exercise can help lower blood pressure, but did you know that breathing exercises can offer the same benefits? A study from the Journal of American Heart Association found that a strategic five-minute breathing exercise is as effective as medication or exercise for Read More...

This huge health benefit will

This huge health benefit will motivate you to stretch every day

Stretching is great for your mobility and helps prevent injury, but did you know it can also help lower blood pressure? A new study published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health found that stretching for just 30 minutes, five days a week can reduce hypertension and lower blood Read More...

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How to naturally lower your blood pressure

Blood pressure refers to the pressure put on your arterial walls when the heart beats and pushes blood through your arteries. It’s a vital part of the equation when it comes to living, but when blood pressure is too high, it can lead to serious health complications. In fact, uncontrolled high Read More...

Vegan chickpeas burgers with arugula, pickled cucumbers and hummus.

Just attempting a plant-based diet can help lower blood pressure

High blood pressure is one of the highest risk factors for heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular diseases. As a result, researchers are actively seeking lifestyle interventions to limit its damaging effects and lower blood pressure over time. While fully plant-based and vegan diets Read More...

Beetroot and pistachio salad. A light and tasty salad.

Fend off high blood pressure with these 6 foods

Bad news: the number of deaths from high blood pressure is on the rise in America. Good news: in many cases, dietary changes alone are enough to solve the issue. If you’re looking for a natural way to lower your blood pressure, here are six essential foods that will help do the trick. Beet Read More...

How to lower your blood pressu

How to lower your blood pressure naturally

People who suffer from high blood pressure typically show no signs or symptoms, earning it the not-so-cheerful nickname of the “silent killer.” It’s also extremely common: about 75 million adults in the US are affected by high blood pressure.  That’s around 1 in 3 adults. So, how do you Read More...

Sunshine is good for the heart

Sunshine is good for the heart

It is well known that high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease are more prevalent in colder climates, and that heart attacks and strokes are both more common and more severe in the winter months. Now, researchers have provided evidence of a reason why, by directly linking exposure to sunshine Read More...

New guidelines scale back reco

New guidelines scale back recommendations for blood pressure medication

New blood pressure treatment guidelines in the U.S. have raised the threshold at which people over 60 are advised to start medication—meaning that fewer people should be prescribed antihypertensive (blood pressure lowering) drugs in the new year. The previous guidelines on the management of high Read More...