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The Best Exercise for High Blood Pressure Is Not What You Think

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Heart and Cardiovascular by INH Research

Exercise has long been one of the go-to natural remedies for high blood pressure. Typically, people with hypertension are told to do cardio…the more, the better.

The problem is that the results are usually modest. You might get a couple of points lower.

Some people don’t get any drop at all.

Now, researchers have an exercise that works far better than cardio to control hypertension.… Read More

This Berry Can Lower Blood Pressure as Much as a Prescription Drug, Study Finds

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular by INH Research

Blueberries have long been known as a “superfood” because they contain high levels of antioxidants which help prevent the two leading causes of death in the U.S.: heart disease and cancer.

But a major study shows that they have another important benefit. Blueberries can lower blood pressure as much as prescription drugs. And the effect is almost instant…

They improve blood vessel function right after you eat them.… Read More

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The Cause of Your High Blood Pressure Is Not What You Think 

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular by INH Research

If your blood pressure reading is high during a check-up, your doctor will likely ask you to do one or all of these three things:

  1. Cut down on salt.
  2. Exercise more.
  3. Take a hypertension drug.

An eye-opening study shows that you may not need to do any of that to bring down your blood pressure.

It found that increasing your intake of one crucial mineral may lower your blood pressure to normal levels.… Read More

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The Best Exercise for Lowering Blood Pressure

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Fitness and Exercise, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular by INH Research

If you walk into your doctor’s office with high blood pressure, chances are you’ll walk out with a prescription for a hypertension drug.

But s major study shows that it might make more sense to try exercise before starting a medication. The research shows that exercise can lower high blood pressure just as much as medications…and without the side effects that drugs often cause.… Read More

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The Crucial Vital Sign Most Doctors Miss

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Heart and Cardiovascular by INH Research

Americans visit the doctor an average of three times a year. And during each visit, the doctor or a nurse typically takes vital signs. 

There are four standard vital signs: 

  1. Pulse rate 
  2. Respiration rate 
  3. Blood pressure  
  4. Body temperature. 

But new research makes the case that there should be a fifth. 

The Vital Sign Your Doctor Should Check, But Doesn’t 

A review of more than 140 recent studies looked at the relationship between muscle mass and overall health.Read More

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Your Teeth May Be the Hidden Cause of Your High Blood Pressure

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by INH Research

If you walk into your doctor’s office and your blood pressure is high, chances are you’ll be told to eat less salt. And if your reading is higher than 130/80, it’s likely you’ll be prescribed a blood pressure drug. 

But a surprising study shows that hypertension in many people may be caused by a common dental problem. And in these patients, eating less salt and taking blood pressure drugs don’t work.Read More