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Blood Pressure and You

Blood Pressure and You - Prevention and Non-Drug Interventions A recent (2014) review article in the journal Hypertension, published by the American Heart Association, details the influence of exercise and dietary interventions on high blood pressure. This article reviews and summarizes data from a range of previous studi...

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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction- Are You Fit to the Core?

We all like to work on our core fitness, doing planks and crunches, thinking that we are doing everything right. Unfortunately, most women aren’t aware that the core also includes the pelvic floor, a group of muscles that are responsible for a variety of important functions in the body. The pelvic floor is made up of muscles and connective tissu...

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Headaches and Posture – An Important Connection

It is estimated that 2.5% of the population, or over 7 million people in the U.S., experience headaches that are related to poor posture and musculoskeletal imbalances (cervicogenic headaches).  A cervicogenic headache is defined as a headache associated with neck pain and stiffness. Typically, these headaches only affect one side of the head or n...

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What high blood pressure does to your body

If you have high blood pressure, it's critical that you follow your prescribed treatment plan. Here's why. If you're among the 1 in 3 Americans who has high blood pressure (hypertension), take note: it's not something you can afford to ignore. High blood pressure typically has no symptoms. Since symptoms can be strong motivators,...

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Risk Factors for High Blood Pressure

Certain factors put you at greater risk for high blood pressure. Some you can change, while others are out of your control. Get the facts here. Blood pressure is the force at which your blood travels through your arteries. Having high blood pressure (hypertension) is dangerous because it increases your risk for a heart attack or s...

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Exercise to Lower Blood Pressure

Have hypertension? Exercise can be a valuable part of your high blood pressure treatment plan. Get started! Many people need a combination of lifestyle changes and medicine to control blood pressure. Regular aerobic exercise can be a key part of a treatment plan for hypertension. While power or weightlifting can be risky for peopl...

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Strength Training in Later Adulthood:  A Necessary Investment for Healthy Aging

We are all very aware of the importance of saving for retirement. We diligently add a portion of our income to our bank accounts on a regular basis so that we will be financially “healthy” in the future. Along the same lines, we can all agree that there are benefits to staying active and how these “investments” in our health now will pay us...

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Medically Based Fitness

Why is Medically Based Fitness relevant today? According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a study completed in 2012 found that approximately 50% of all adults currently have one or more chronic health conditions1 and that number is projected to grow to 60% by 20302. These conditions can include (but ...

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Upper Crossed Syndrome, a disturbing modern trend

Upper Crossed Syndrome- Prevention and Treatment The term Upper Crossed Syndrome refers to a specific posture often seen in our technology-based culture today: Head jutting forward, slumped shoulders, and upper back rounding. For a good example simply look at anyone texting...

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