Blog: Living with and managing high blood pressure

The Hello Heart blog: tips & explanations about hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and other medical conditions.

At some point in life, almost all U.S. adults provide caregiving for a loved one. How do you use technology and habit formation to make the task less complex, less stressful and less time-demanding?

Hypertension basics: What is it, how common, what are normal numbers, what are the health risks, what can you do about it?

Because hypertension and pre-hypertension is more common among active duty military and veterans than in the general population, veterans need to understand what it means to them and know how to track and manage it.

Loneliness can rank as high a risk factor for heart disease and mortality as smoking. How does it impact you and how do you fight it?

Jeff, a retired army vet, used Hello Heart to reduce his blood pressure by over 10 points! Here's how.

Mediterranean meals are typically loaded with vegetables and healthy fats - great for someone trying to lower blood pressure, have a healthier heart or just enjoy eating good food!

By the time you finished reading that sentence, 1-2 people in the U.S. experienced a stroke. What the correlation with high blood pressure and how to you prevent it?

Do people with chronic health conditions like heart risk, stay more engaged when they use an Apple Watch to track their health? Or is it just another fitness tracker you will stop using after 3 weeks?

The decision by the FDA to ban trans fats that raise blood pressure and increase risk for heart attack and stroke, is a great victory for heart health.

As a short term emotion, guilt can be adaptive and induce positive change. However feeling guilty all the time – chronic guilt – can lead to chronic stress. Anything that stresses your body over a long period of time will increase your blood pressure. So how do you cut the guilt?

In V1.5 of Hello Heart, we launched a new personalized blood pressure report that does just that. It analyzes your blood pressure readings over time and show trends in a friendly and easy to understand view.

If you are like me, there is never enough time in a day to get all of your work done. My job is stressful and I am stuck sitting in front of a computer screen for hours on end, which as we know is not too good for your heart health, regardless of age. Here's a simple hack to help.

When it come to reducing blood pressure, triglycerides and cholesterol, beans really may be a magical fruit. Check out these great bean recipes that can reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease.