Tag Archives: hypertension

Why it is vital to get the blood pressure reading from BOTH of your arms

Have you had your blood pressure checked in one arm and the reading seemed ‘normal’? Typically it is checked by your GP or another healthcare professional, or you can even do it yourself with a home testing kit. A reading … Continue reading

Posted in General Health News, Life Style | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Why it is vital to get the blood pressure reading from BOTH of your arms

Stroke rates among younger people should act as ‘a wake-up call’

An increasing number of young to middle aged people are suffering from strokes around the world because of their unhealthy lifestyle, according to findings from a new study. Spiralling rates of obesity and diabetes, together with lack of exercise, has … Continue reading

Posted in General Health News, Life Style, Smoking | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Stroke rates among younger people should act as ‘a wake-up call’

Can new weight loss drugs rival Xenical

Recently, the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA), approved two new weight loss medications (Belviq and Qysmia), and America breathed a sigh of relief. While weight loss drugs have always been a topic of controversy, over the years it has become clear that their addition to the dieting efforts of many individuals, who struggle with obesity, is extremely beneficial. And with more than one third of Americans (35.7%) falling under the obese category, it is no surprise that medical alternatives to diet and exercise, are needed to counteract the issue. Continue reading

Posted in General Health News, Life Style, obesity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Can new weight loss drugs rival Xenical

A healthy lifestyle could reduce high blood pressure as effectively as drugs

Whilst we all know that exercising regularly, keeping our weight down, drinking in moderation and eating plenty of vegetables can affect our blood pressure, new research suggests that it can reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure, by two thirds. Continue reading

Posted in General Health News, Life Style | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A healthy lifestyle could reduce high blood pressure as effectively as drugs

Forgive and forget, for your hearts sake

We’ve all been offended by someone at one time or another and whether we choose to forgive someone or not can have a big effect on our relationship with that person however new research led by Dr Britta Larsen at … Continue reading

Posted in General Health News | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Forgive and forget, for your hearts sake