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My pressure is constantly on the 130's sometimes goes up to 150 upper number not on medication lower is 70's is that bad am 40yrs lady living healthy?

My pressure is constantly on the 130's sometimes goes up to 150 upper number not on medication lower is 70's is that bad am 40yrs lady living healthy?

Medication may help: If you eat healthy and are not overweight and exercise regularly, you may consider blood pressure medication in consultation with your doctor. The blood pressures you mention (130s to sometimes 150s) systolic should be treated in my opinion. ...Read more

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Can I walk for 30 minutes wen I am pregnant. I want to start living healthy but im scared that change of dieting and strolling might be stressful 4 d baby?

Can I walk for 30 minutes wen I am pregnant. I want to start living healthy but im scared that change of dieting and strolling might be stressful 4 d baby?

Yes: Of course check with your physician first. But in general 30 minutes of walking a day in most cases woud be beneficial. If you have not been walking, you might need to start slow, gradually building up to your goal of 30 minutes. ...Read more

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How can I start living a healthy life like right now?

How can I start living a healthy life like right now?

Eat a balanced diet,: Reduce alcohol consumption, reduce salt & fat in diet, reduce caffeine consumption, exercise 3-4 times a wk, sleep 7 hrs a night, connect with friends and family. Do this for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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How can you know if you're not living a healthy life?

How can you know if you're not living a healthy life?

Unhealthy vs healthy: Eat healthfully w at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit /day (organic is best). Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Watch portion sizes. No tobacco, illicit drugs & low to no alcohol use. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs sleep /night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Maintain good hygiene. Daily physical ...Read more

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10 years ago aged 40 I weighed 65kg and BMI 19 Even though I am now living a healthier lifestyle I am now 85kg and BMI 27 What gives?

10 years ago aged 40 I weighed 65kg and BMI 19 Even though I am now living a healthier lifestyle I am now 85kg and BMI 27 What gives?

Aging: As we age, our body composition changes. Our diet may be same but activity type or level changes along with level of stress and lot of other factors. There are medical causes like low thyroid hormone etc as well so get a checkup from your GP. ...Read more

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I want to start living a healthier lifestyle. What are the first things I should do?

I want to start living a healthier lifestyle. What are the first things I should do?

Many Factors.: Focus on:
1. Improving your diet.
2. An exercise program.
3. Stress reduction.
4. Avoidance of toxins such as nicotine, drugs, and excessive alcohol.
5. Associated with people with similar/positive outlooks.
6. Ample rest/sleep/recreation time.
Seek professional help in any of the above areas as needed.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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What role does "play" have in living a healthy life?

What role does "play" have in living a healthy life?

An Integral Role: Great question! This is a topic often overlooked by healthcare providers. A healthy diet, meaningful exercise, adequate sleep, and "play" are the important components in living a healthy life. Where sleep affords one the opportunity to rest and regenerate their physical being, "play" gives one a chance to energize their psychological being. Play can include leisure activities, family, & career. ...Read more

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Are there cases of people with high cholesterol living long, healthy lives?

Are there cases of people with high cholesterol living long, healthy lives?

Yes: For sure. High cholesterol is only one of many risk factors and, the cholesterol that we measure in clinical practice isn't even the whole story (ie, what appears to be high may be non-injurious when it is sub-typed - which is usually only done in specialized research studies). If your family has good longetivity and you're controlling other risk factors, don't sweat it. ...Read more

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I have polycystic kidney disease PKD diagnosed when I was 14 now I'm 34 I don't take any meds just living a healthy lifestyle. Is there any meds?

I have polycystic kidney disease PKD diagnosed when I was 14 now I'm 34 I don't take any meds just living a healthy lifestyle. Is there any meds?

Pkd: Adjust diet significantly. Avoid saturated fats. Minimize animal protein to 30 grams per day. Minimize salt. Avoid caffeine. Drink 4 liters of fluid per day. Achieve ideal body weight. Do not smoke. Control blood pressure to 130/80. Avoid trauma. Avoid infection. Soy and omega 3 help daily. Taking ACE inhibitors can help and low dose statin can help. Taking tolvaptan can help but with side effect ...Read more

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Is there anything better for healthy living like sex?

Is there anything better for healthy living like sex?

Diet and exercise: Having a healthy life style including diet and exercise are pretty important to healthy living. Having a healthy relationship with someone you love is also very important. ...Read more

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How can I find a good magazine article about healthy living?

How can I find a good magazine article about healthy living?

Many media sources: Not only do magazines have articles but also newspapers, radio, tv, websites and apps offer health information now. And, of course, health care providers share information in many ways. The key is in finding information from credible sources that are independent of corporations. Therefore, I favor. Gov or us government sources like healthfinder. Gov and cdc. Gov for digital health information. ...Read more

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Healthy living: has exposure to problematic artificial chemicals really been increasing over the last few decades?

Healthy living: has exposure to problematic artificial chemicals really been increasing over the last few decades?

No one knows: It is clear that modern society has introduced many new substances exposed to humans over centuries. That being said, there is no way to make an overarching statement about all artificial chemicals, their release, and their heath impact. Each item (voc, allergen, toxin, etc) based on its substance, route of human exposure, dose over time can have an impact. The health impact of each must be seen. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could bulimia affect healthy living?

Can you tell me how could bulimia affect healthy living?

Bulimia is dangerous: Bulimia may cause electrolyte imbalances that may lead to heart failure, as well as esophageal and gastric ruptures, all of which may be fatal. Other medical complications for bulimia include bone loss, osteoporosis, dehydration, kidney disease, anemia and low white cell counts, which lowers the immune system and creates vulnerability to disease and infection. Also, gum disease, tooth decay. ...Read more

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What part of the healthy living lifestyle would yoga go in?

What part of the healthy living lifestyle would yoga go in?

Mind-body health: There are many components to a healthy lifestyle including diet, minimizing toxic exposures, exercise, stress reduction, positive attitude & social connectivity. Yoga can be a great aid to reducing stress & hatha yoga can improve physical fitness. Yoga can help foster a positive attitude. If done in a group setting it may also provide social support. Thus, yoga can be part of many aspects of health. ...Read more

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How can you alter your environment to promote healthy living?

How can you alter your environment to promote healthy living?

Develop healthy relationships: Exercise regularly, eat healthy foods, help others less fortunate than you, laugh more, play more, learn to relax. Stay away from negativity and look for the positive even in challenging situations. ...Read more

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Which are the main recommendations made by the healthy living pyramid?

Which are the main recommendations made by the healthy living pyramid?

The food pyramid: Has been replaced by the "food plate" which you can find on the net. Many well trained in clinical nutrition believe that it is not much of an improvement. A visit to a clinical nutritionist is your best bet. Peace and good health. Government RDAs are very low. Over the counter daily vitamins are typically weak. ...Read more

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