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Posts Tagged ‘blood pressure’

Knowing my numbers

As I mentioned in my¬†hula hoop post¬†yesterday my company sponsored a Wellness Fair, which included biometric testing and consultation with a nurse afterward if so desired. I got my numbers last year and this year. March 2012 Blood Pressure: 140/70 Systolic read in Stage I Hypertension Diastolic read in Normal Active Lifestyle Heart Rate: 76 […]


Can’t sleep?

I have a lot of trouble sleeping. I usually have no problem falling asleep. But staying asleep, well, that’s different. One of my yoga teachers Vickie has told class many times that Legs-Up-The-Wall is a great pose to try when you are having trouble sleeping. But you gotta either drag yourself out of bed or […]


Skinny doesn’t mean healthy

I used to be considered skinny. I hate that term. To me it has a negative connotation. According to Merriam-Webster, skinny means lacking sufficient flesh, very thin, emaciated; lacking usual or desirable bulk, quantity, qualities or significance. But it seems like so many of us strive to be skinny. Why is that? Why do we […]


Staying healthy with regular doctor’s visits

Today I visited my doctor for my annual check-up. I was there about three weeks ago for my annual visit. But my doctor had a family emergency so I had to reschedule. I usually have my appointment in the morning. But today was an afternoon appointment. I had to wait almost a half an hour […]