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Exercise to Lower Blood Pressure

Being physically active is one of the best ways to decrease blood pressure when it is elevated. In fact, it is the third most effective way to naturally lower blood pressure surpassed only by weight loss and the DASH diet. Combining exercise with diet and weight loss...

What Medication Would You Be?

I was working with a pharmacy student one day and I was asked this question. “If you were a medication, what would you be and why?” This caught me off guard. I took a couple of minutes to think about it and this is my answer. If I were a medication I would...

Potassium and Blood Pressure

Sodium and Blood Pressure A cornerstone of high blood pressure management is lifestyle changes. This includes eating healthy, decreasing processed foods, regular exercise, weight control and limiting alcohol intake. One of the common recommendations is to limit sodium...

Foods High in Potassium

High Potassium Foods The average American adult consumes only about half the recommended 4700mg of potassium every day. An increased potassium intake to this level would result in significant reductions in blood pressure. This is enough to lower your risk of dying...

Understanding High Blood Pressure

Understanding Blood Pressure Blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of the arteries as it moves through the body. Each and every time the heart beats (or contracts) it squeezes the blood that is inside it. This blood then rushes out through a valve in...

Weight Loss

Start Strong You know how it is, you want to lose weight and you know it requires eating healthy and exercising. You get started on the right track and within a short period of time you are derailed. It is really easy to start out with great intentions and enthusiasm....
Cascade Falls

Cascade Falls

Waterfalls For the avid hiker, a waterfall is always an attraction. There is something special about waterfalls and each waterfall is unique in their appearance. Also, there is something captivating about the way the endless supply of water flows down the rocks. They...

Adulting

 I saw a shirt like this and thought it was funny.  There are severeal other variations out there but I think the basic one star design is...
Chattanooga Choo Choo

Chattanooga Choo Choo

Chattanooga Choo-Choo Train Station Terminal Station, the train station for the Chattanooga Choo-Choo, was buit in 1906. It was the northern most terminal for the Southern Railway. It was also the first station to connect the north to the south allowing passengers to...