Get down: 68 natural ways to lower blood pressure

March 3rd, 2008
  1. Watch Your Weight: In over weight people, a 10 percent reduction in total body weight will sometimes normalize blood pressure.

  2. Get Physical: Go for a brisk 30-minute walk 6 days a week.

  3. Meditate: A new study shows it works for teens too.

  4. Try Yoga: It reduces stress and strengthens the mind and body.

  5. Butt Out: All forms of tobacco dramatically raise blood pressure.

  6. Shake Off Salt: And sodium-rich foods such as soy sauce and canned soups.

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Preventive measures and OTC treatment of pinched nerve

March 3rd, 2008

All back pain is not Sciatica; nor is all Sciatica-like pain in the lower back, buttocks and legs caused by a herniated disc. Too much attention is paid to serious sounding names of diseases and most of us tend to associate even ‘similar’ symptoms to them.

Sciatica is popularly known to be a symptom of a disc problem. Tenderness, tingling, pins and needles, numbness or a burning sensation in a limb is commonly associated with Sciatica. Even though some people are quick to jump to such conclusions, it is not necessary that such kind of pain means a problem with your spine.

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