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Self-Care Tips for Preventing and Reducing High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a serious health condition that can lead to other serious problems, including heart attack and stroke. All too often, it is also undiagnosed. As a result, health officials estimate that millions of Americans have high blood pressure and don't realize it. Here are some simple yet powerful steps you can do to prevent high blood pressure from developing, and to reduce it if it already has developed.
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Health Tip of the Day

Walking is one of the most effective forms of exercise. Here's a tip for getting even more benefits each time you go for a walk. As you are walking, every two or three minutes, swing your arms over your head six to eight times. By doing so, you will tone your abs, arms, and back and improve the overall benefits walking provides. For best results, walk briskly and consider the use of hand weights of one to two pounds.

Yesterday's Health Tip

We've all heard the saying, "Laughter is the best medicine." Turns out it's true. Scientific research has shown that laughter relaxes muscles, reduces the production of stress hormones, relieves pain, reduces high blood pressure, boosts immune function, and strengthens the heart and lungs. So make it a point to laugh as often as possible each day. Not only will you feel better emotionally, you'll also be improving your physical health. Read more health tips...
Non-Drug Treatments for Arthritis
I'm asked this question quite a lot in my medical practice. Yes, there are a number of non-drug options you can pursue to manage your arthritis, beginning with your diet. continued inside...

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