8 Easy Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is one of America’s most deadly silent killers; a contributing factor in 15% of all deaths in the U.S, high blood pressure can lead to heart disease, stroke, aneurysms and kidney problems.  While it is believed that 28% of all Americans suffer from HBP most can lower their weight just by making some simple lifestyle changes. Here are 8 ways you can lower your blood pressure without a trip to the Dr.’s office. (more…)

How Belly Fat Affects Your Health

While you regularly hear women lamenting the woes of “thunder thighs” or “arm flab,” you rarely, if ever, hear men complain of the same issues. While culturally men and women view their bodies differently, nature also plays a role in this. When women gain weight, their fat storage goes to different areas of the body than their male peers. In fact, women store nearly 5-10% more body fat than men which is nature’s way of preparing for childbearing. However, men store fat as well and while men’s fat storage most typically heads to their abdominal area, it can actually be very dangerous for men to be overweight.  There are a variety of issues you should take into consideration if you are a man who has those extra pounds lingering around your belly. (more…)