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Simple Tips for Healthy Blood Pressure

Debra Murray

Maintaining healthy blood pressure can be a concern, but there are things you can do to make it happen. Here are some tips for keeping those blood pressure numbers down.    Reduce sodium   Sodium makes the body retain water, and that raises blood pressure. A good way to reduce sodium is to eat fewer processed foods. Another good way is to buy low-sodium food alternatives. Avoid soda, including diet soda, and add less salt to your food. You should take in less than 1500 mg. of sodium per day.    Drink lots of water   Your body will flush out the...

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Health Warning: Extra Weight Hard on Joints

Debra Murray

Extra Weight Can Have Dramatic Impact on Joint Function and Pain  When most people think about the average amount of stress that they place upon their joints, they commonly believe that their total bodyweight is the same amount of weight that is borne by the knees, ankles, elbows, and other parts of the body. That just isn't the case, however.     For every pound of body weight, joints bear a 500 percent greater amount of weight. Therefore, a 100-pound person is putting a full 500 pounds of pressure on their joints. Someone who is overweight by just 10 pounds will place an...

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HealthStyle: Athlete – How YOU can live an Athletic Life

Katie Hightower

Did you know that you don’t have to live your life one buzzer beater at a time to live an athletic lifestyle? Being an athlete is simply the act of choosing to live an active, healthy life.   Characteristics of an athlete: Proper Nutrition Dedication to Practice Achieving Enough Rest Nurturing the Body   If you fulfill these characteristics, then you are already embracing the HealthStyle of an athlete!   Nutrition For athletes of any age, one of the most important focus factors is maintaining balanced and healthy nutrition. If you are involved in an endurance activity like cross-country skiing...

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HealthStyle: Weight Loss

Katie Hightower

If your HealthStyle is weight loss, then you’ve come to the right place. BLUESPRING is committed to gathering information and tips to help with your weight loss journey. Before beginning, ask yourself a question, “What kind of changes do I want to make to my daily life in order to achieve my weight loss goals?” The trick to being successful with weight loss is to make gradual, and more importantly, sustainable changes to your life.   Diet and exercise are the most impactful ways to kick-start and sustain weight loss. Every day more and more fad diets are filling the...

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