The science behind why crossing your legs while sitting could be detrimental to your health.
Research shows the key to changing your diet is focusing on changing eating habits and food behaviours, one at a time.
Nearly half of all Americans ages 20 and up have high blood pressure. Yet research shows that most people in the US don’t know the cutoff numbers for healthy blood pressure.
As tempting as it is, it is not possible to “supplement” oneself out of a bad lifestyle.
Short, frequent walks throughout the day are key to helping prevent the harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle.
Our research has shown that people with high blood pressure are more likely to be admitted to hospital and die from COVID. But effective blood pressure control helps.
Don’t skip your next eye exam – it could be important for your overall health.
It has long puzzled researchers why Latinos seem to have lower rates of heart disease than their non-Latino counterparts, even though they have higher risk factors for heart disease.
Products aimed at sexual dysfunction and weight loss were the most common dietary supplements that contained hidden – and potentially harmful – ingredients.
We all know we should reduce our salt intake, but can you remember why? Knowing might help you cut back.
Targets for diabetes would improve healthy lives, reduce deaths, and be cost effective. But they should not be for managing diabetes alone; they must include treating hypertension.
Current blood pressure targets are based on information from high-income countries. This might mean that these targets are not ideal for South Africans.
Stroke is New Zealand’s third highest cause of death, but few people recognise its symptoms and risk factors, particularly in Pasifika and Māori communities where stroke affects more people.
BMI categories don’t give us a full picture of a person’s health risk.
Stress, depression, and high blood pressure were just some of the risk factors the study’s researchers identified.
The use of antihypertension medication during the coronavirus pandemic has been a subject of hot debate but people should be cautious about simple conclusions.
When two or more epidemics co-exist and compound one another to worsen health, they are said to be syndemic. COVID-19 is feeding on other crises and diseases.
Eating healthy food, exercising regularly and reducing stress are all measures we can take to stay as healthy as possible to fight off infection while we wait for a coronavirus vaccine.
Measure your blood pressure at home, check in with your GP, and keep an eye on your diet and exercise.
COVID-19 poses a particular threat to workers with underlying health conditions. Going to work could expose them to a virus that targets them disproportionately.