Lifestyle

The early stages of hypertension (those you experience in your 20s, 30s and 40s) and high blood pressure can have a very real impact on how old you look. With HPB you age faster than you should, and those around you can tell.

Stress aggravates diabetes. Stress raises blood sugar levels, activates fat cells, impairs glucose tolerance, increases insulin resistance and impacts blood pressure.

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?

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?

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 you reach 40 you need to keep track of 6 important personal health numbers: Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar, CRP, Waist Size.

Stress can have as serious an impact on high cholesterol as poor diet or lack of exercise. Understand how and learn tips to get a heart healthy handle on stress.

Dog's are man's best friend. Science now attributes this in part to the bonding hormone oxytocin, that is released by petting your dog. That same surge of oxytocin also lowers blood pressure, wards off depression and boosts immunity.

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?

Shopping to cope with stress can actually help you live a healthier life by making sure that your blood pressure (and therefore your heart health) is in check!