Blog: Living with and managing high blood pressure

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

We all tell ourselves lies about our health - particularly when it comes to heart disease, weight and diet.  What are the common lies and how do you move beyond them?

In spite of simple lifestyle changes and relatively inexpensive and readily available medications, individuals with heart risk or hypertension are not managing their condition. Why?

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?

Myth busting: Is blood pressure medication is a cure for high blood pressure? No, medication can help control blood pressure, but it will not cure high blood pressure, even if your blood pressure readings appear normal.

Blood pressure monitoring needs to become a habit that can survive the ups and downs of daily life. How do you make a habit that sticks?

Latinos are uniquely positioned to successfully reduce heart risk and manage their blood pressure using blood pressure tracking apps.

James reduced his BP by over 10 pts using Hello Heart. His advice: Make the commitment to track everyday until you build a routine. That’s the best thing that you can do.

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.

When you should check your blood pressure, how often and what affects the results? Here are some answers.

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?

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?

Broccoli is high in compounds that help relax blood vessels and reduce damage to arteries. Check out these great broccoli recipes to help reduce blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and stroke.

Type 2 diabetics, who lower their blood pressure by just 10 mm/Hg, can significantly lower their risk of stroke, heart attack and risk of heart disease.