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My own dad had high blood pressure and subsequently died from stroke years ago. His death was one of my life defining events that made me want to get to the bottom of a lot of health related issues. I had always belief that his death, like those of many others could have been prevented. [...]

Blood pressure indicates the force of circulating blood in your vessels. The standard normal measurement for adults is 120/80 whereby: 120 is the systolic pressure (blood pressure when the heart beats) 80 is the diastolic pressure (blood pressure between heartbeats). Blood pressure for Adults Category Systolic (mmHg) Diastolic (mmHg) Hypotension < 90 > 60 Normal [...]

The April 2008 of Runners World featured an inspiring story on an obese principal who turned into a fit 48 year old marathon runner. To read the entire story, click HERE. In the physical magazine, his 'before' photo is featured and it is totally different from the 'after' photo. Before: Weight= 397 pounds Cholesterol= 440 [...]

As we age, our muscles, bones and joints grow weaker. If a person stops exercising and becomes sedentary, there are various risks: more susceptible towards injuries because of weak muscles that could no longer support the muscoskeletal structure of the body degenerative diseases like osteoporosis and arthritis starts and progress at a faster rate postural [...]

Earlier this week, I was having lunch with a few of my friends. The topic of discussion went on about doctors.... My friend G Diagnosed illness: Nephritis (an auto immune disease whereby her own immune system is attacking her own kidneys) & high blood pressure. Other signs that started appearing: Drastic increase in weight and [...]