Under Pressure?

What to Know About Prehypertension and Hypertension Did you know that May is high blood pressure education month? We all know normal blood pressure is important to a well-functioning body. Why else would blood pressure measurements be included along with the vital signs at a doctor’s office? Though not on the same “vital” level as respiration, body temperature and pulse, blood pressure gives medical professionals … Continue reading Under Pressure?

Think You Don’t Have High Blood Pressure? Think Again.

As a leading community-based organization committed to improving the nation’s health, the Valdosta YMCA urges everyone in Valdosta to get a blood pressure screening. Revised blood pressure guidelines from the American Heart Association mean that nearly half of all Americans (46 percent) have high blood pressure. High blood pressure is often referred to as “the Silent Killer” because there are typically no warning signs or … Continue reading Think You Don’t Have High Blood Pressure? Think Again.

Blood Pressure Recipes

Mediterranean Chicken Meatballs Ingredients: 1/2 cup chopped basil, parsley, or dill 1/2 medium red onion 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes canned in oil, drained 1 pound lean ground turkey (or chicken) 1 teaspoon oregano 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs 1 large egg 1 tablespoon crushed garlic 1 tablespoon canola oil Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. To make the meatballs, mix together ground meat with … Continue reading Blood Pressure Recipes

Control You Diet, Control Your Blood Pressure

Aging over time is a beautiful experience, but it is solely up to us to adequately fuel our bodies for the long road ahead. It is impossible to live life effectively without maintaining a healthy well-being. There are many angles involved when discussing what exactly affects our overall health, one of which is blood pressure. As we monitor our blood pressure, we must first know … Continue reading Control You Diet, Control Your Blood Pressure