7 mistakes that can affect your blood pressure reading

Learn what to avoid doing in order to not influence your blood pressure while it is being checked by your doctor

7 mistakes that can affect your blood pressure readingMum’s the word the next time you have your blood pressure checked. Talking while the cuff is on can boost your blood pressure reading. So can a full bladder or crossing your legs, the American Heart Association (AHA) says. “These simple things can make a difference in whether or not a person is classified as […]

Learn how to accurately take your blood pressure at home

There is now easier access to blood pressure monitoring devices but the timing and place still play an important role in readings

Learn how to accurately take your blood pressure at homeHigh blood pressure or hypertension is known as the “silent killer.” It can happen without any symptoms and eventually lead to serious complications, such as heart attack and stroke. People experience hypertension when the force against blood vessel walls significantly increases. Those who are inactive, overweight and with an unhealthy diet have high risk of […]

Know about the physical benefits of yoga

Yoga promotes physical health in multiple different ways. Some of them derive from better stress management. Others come more directly from the physical movements and postures in yoga, which help promote flexibility and reduce joint pain

Know about the physical benefits of yoga  Following are some of the physical benefits of yoga that have a growing body of research behind them. In addition to the conditions listed below, preliminary research also shows that yoga may help with migraines, osteoporosis, balance and mobility issues, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, fibromyalgia, and ADHD. Back pain relief Back pain is […]

Low vitamin D at birth raises risk of higher blood pressure in kids, finds study

Vitamin D deficiency from birth to early childhood was associated with an increased risk of elevated blood pressure in later childhood and adolescence, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension

Low vitamin D at birth raises risk of higher blood pressure in kids, finds studyResearchers followed 775 children from birth to age 18 at the Boston Medical Center. Most lived in a low-income, urban area and 68% of the children were African American. Low vitamin D levels were defined as less than 11 ng/ml (nanograms per millimetre) in cord blood at birth and less than 25 ng/ml in a […]

#InternationalYogaDay: Regular yoga practice linked to reduced blood pressure

Adults who practice yoga with breathing and relaxation exercises at least three times a week may have lower blood pressure than people who don’t, a research review suggests

#InternationalYogaDay: Regular yoga practice linked to reduced blood pressureFor the study, researchers analysed data from 49 trials with a total of 3,517 participants who were typically middle-aged, overweight women and men who already had high blood pressure or were close to developing the condition. These smaller trials assessed blood pressure before and after participants were randomly assigned either to doing yoga or to […]

World Hypertension Day: Measures which can help control blood pressure

The theme of World Hypertension Day 2019 – ‘Know your Numbers’ is apt as we must be aware of our blood pressure. The systolic reading should always be around or less than 120 and diastolic should be around or less than 80. If this goes above 130 and 90, it is time to consult your doctor

World Hypertension Day: Measures which can help control blood pressureIncreasing work pressure, the urge to keep up with the peers, binging on unhealthy foods, lack of sleep is fuelling the rise in hypertensive population and assuming a mammoth proportion in India. This disease, feeding on lifestyle, should be stopped to avoid future complications according to experts Atul Joshi Physician Sahyadri Hospitals said that the […]