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Where Men and Women Differ

by Louise June 28th, 2019 | Diet, Health Observance, Men's Health
I'm all for equality, but dieting provides an exception.

There are some facts that can't be argued with. On average, men tend to be taller and more muscular than women. The larger and more muscular one is, the more calories one needs to consume to maintain that size, therefore, men typically need more calories than women. The 2,000-calorie diet, which the nutritional panel on most products is based on, can cause some misleading results; it implies to average person (AKA someone not interested in pulling out a calculator to do the math) that eating a serving of that product will
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Men and High Blood Pressure

by Lori Sciame May 31st, 2019 | Health Observance
Men, do you you lead a stressful life, one full of poor diet choices and lack of exercise?  If yes, you may be flirting with high blood pressure.  Most people understand that high blood pressure can hurt the human body through heart attack and stroke; therefore, reducing high blood pressure is a must.  Read on for some important information on how to lower your high blood pressure in order to become the healthy person you were meant to be.

Lower Sodium Intake

Approximately 20 - 40 % of cases of high blood pressure in men can be attributed to ingesting too
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Nutrition/Vitamins and Blood Pressure

by Kimberly Hays May 10th, 2019 | Health Observance
Our observance of National High Blood Pressure Education Month sparks thought about what preventative measures to take to reduce the chance of our getting high blood pressure, as well as what we can do to reduce those high numbers if we have it. Sadly, 1 in 3 American’s have high blood pressure, and many are unaware that they have this issue. Make an appointment to have your doctor check your blood pressure, and then take measures to lower it or keep it low.

Fatty Fish – Fatty fish, including salmon, mackerel, and herring are full of Omega3 fatty acids. These
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Preventing High Blood Pressure

by Louise May 3rd, 2019 | Health Observance
May is High Blood Pressure Prevention Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one third of adults are living with high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. 68 million Americans are living with high blood pressure.

What are the risks of high blood pressure? The two leading causes of death in America are heart attack and stroke, and high blood pressure often is a major contributing factor to both conditions. Thus, high blood pressure is recently said to be at least partly responsible for around 300,000 deaths per year. Other diseases for which hypertension is a
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National Nutrition Month: Women 40+

by Kimberly Hays March 22nd, 2019 | Health Observance
It is just a part of life for women as they age that they will experience a low libido, a slow moving metabolism, and diminished energy levels. Most women start to feel these irritating symptoms at 40 and over. There are things we can do when these indicators start, like getting plenty of exercise, eating a healthy diet, and talking with your doctor about supplements that can help alleviate these symptoms.

Calcium – Women over 40 need to have a bone density test to be sure our bones are not thinning. Thinning bones become brittle, and we are more apt
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All health and medical information is provided for educational purposes and is not meant to replace the medical advice or treatment of your healthcare professional.