When you think of physical therapy, you may think it’s something reserved for rehab. While it’s true almost everyone goes to physical therapy after a surgery or an injury, it is used in other ways, too. Most notably, as the baby boomer population ages, more and more older adults are using physical therapy to stay fit and active.
If your normal blood pressure is below 90/60 mmHg, you are suffering from low blood pressure, or hypotension. Unlike high blood pressure, low blood pressure is not a serious problem for most people. In fact, athletes and people who lead very active lifestyles have lower blood pressure than ordinary people. However, the condition should be a cause for concern if it is accompanied by symptoms or signs of low blood flow.
Since we’re deep in the throes of cold and flu season, it’s even more important than usual to do what you can to keep your immune system strong and ready to fight off the inevitable germs and bacteria you come in contact with daily. While there’s sometimes nothing you can do to avoid getting sick, you can adopt many daily habits and healthy practices to help keep your body in the best shape possible to fight off diseases.
We offer these five ways to boost your immune system today:
Finding time for exercise can be difficult. However, if you want to stay heart healthy, you should try to do at least 30 minutes of exercise every day. But don't worry, if you are unable to do a 30-minute session all at once, you can divide it into two 15-minute sessions or three 10-minute sessions.
It’s well known that high blood pressure can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke, but the dangers of this condition often go unaddressed until it’s too late. In fact, unless you’ve received a diagnosis of high blood pressure, it probably isn’t something you think about too frequently.
However, by taking steps to maintain your healthy blood pressure before it becomes a hazard to your health, you can reduce your risks even further and ensure high blood pressure never becomes part of your life. Here’s how: