Everything you need to know about potassium

Potassium is one of the seven essential macrominerals. The human body requires at least 100 milligrams of potassium daily to support key processes. A high potassium intake reduces the risk of overall mortality by 20 percent. It also decreases the risk of stroke, lowers blood pressure, protects against loss of muscle mass, preserves bone mineral… Read More »

What’s to know about high blood pressure?

High blood pressure is also known as hypertension. Blood pressure is the amount of force exerted against the walls of the arteries as blood flows through them. In the United States, approximately 85 million people have high blood pressure – about 1 in every 3 adults over 20, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).… Read More »

What is a normal blood pressure?

Normal blood pressure is vital to life. Without the pressure that forces our blood to flow around the circulatory system, no oxygen or nutrients would be delivered through our arteries to the tissues and organs. However, blood pressure can become dangerously high, and it can also get too low. In this article, we will discuss… Read More »

Everything you need to know about stroke

Strokes are brain attacks. They occur when the blood supply to the brain becomes blocked. A stroke is a medical emergency that needs immediate medical attention. Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States.. Nearly 800,000 people have a stroke each year. That equates to about one person every 40 seconds. This… Read More »

Everything you need to know about heart disease

Heart disease is a term covering any disorder of the heart. Unlike cardiovascular disease, which describes problems with the blood vessels and circulatory system as well as the heart, heart disease refers to issues and deformities in the heart itself. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of… Read More »

Fifteen natural ways to lower your blood pressure

Fifteen remedies | Take-home message High blood pressure is a dangerous condition that can damage your heart. It affects one in three people in the US and 1 billion people worldwide (1, 2). If left uncontrolled, it raises your risk of heart disease and stroke. Fifteen remedies But there’s good news. There are a number… Read More »

CDC: Only 20 Percent of Americans Get Enough Exercise

It seems like Americans are lifting more cheeseburgers than weights. According to a new report published in the May 3 issue of the CDC’s publication, the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, only 20 percent of US adults are getting the recommended amounts of both muscle strengthening and aerobic exercise. The report found that 51.6 percent… Read More »

80% Of Americans Are Failing To Meet Fitness Requirements

Do you think you’re meeting the necessary requirements for physical fitness? If so, you’re one of the few. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 80 percent of U.S. adults fail to meet standards set by government officials on aerobic training and muscle strengthening. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued… Read More »

Hot Dog! Obie, Formerly Obese Dachsund, Undergoes Tummy Tuck to Tighten Skin

Obie, a formerly obese dachshund, is recovering after surgery that removed 2.5 lbs. of loose skin on Tuesday night. Fans of Obie have been following his weight loss on his Facebook page, Biggest Loser, Doxie Edition, which boasts 89,631 “likes.” The surgery, performed at the Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin, was successful, reported his owner Nora Vanatta… Read More »

Tabata Protocol; Four Minutes, Three Days A Week For Your Ideal Body

Fitness innovators say four minutes a day of their recently developed workout is all you need to achieve that physique you’ve so desired. A demanding work schedule along with other social factors can make getting to the gym a hassle for anyone. The Tabata Protocol, created by Japanese scientist Dr. Izumi Tabata, was originally thought… Read More »

Food Menus That List Exercise Costs Lead To Healthier Choices

Putting aside the abstruse language of dietetics, restaurant menus listing the exercise costs of food items led to healthier choices by patrons, a new study found. Researchers at Texas Christian University studied 300 men and women under the age of 30, breaking them into three groups with menus of the same food choices. One group… Read More »

facebook Status Can Tell You Which States Are Most Obese

A study out of the Harvard Medical School in Boston found that Facebook statuses could accurately predict how healthy regions of the United States were.  Researchers cross referenced information about the content of people’s Facebook statuses and cross-referenced them with obesity statistics from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance survey… Read More »