Can food help prevent high blood pressure?

Hello, and welcome to Monday! I had a pretty stressful weekend and you may have read about it. I did end up at the ER last evening because the pain in my right shoulder was excruciating. If you read here often enough then you know I have stage 3, recently stage 2, Kidney Disease. There […]

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Calf exercises 2 and 3 for weeks 2 and 3

Hello all my fabulous readers! I am still nursing this shoulder injury, but at least today I can type. I did not realize that I did not share move 2 for week 2 of the May Health Challenge which is to strengthen the calfs. So, this week I am posting both exercise 2 and 3. […]

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self care Saturday: Resting when you are injured

Happy Saturday! This is not what I intended to talk about today, but because I have reinjured an old shoulder injury even typing is incredibly painful. So, short and sweet today. I am admittedly not good at slowing down, or taking it easy, especially when it is absolutely gorgeous outside and I have tons of […]

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what are the causes of high blood pressure?

Happy Thursday! Today, I will talk about the causes of High Blood Pressure, or Hypertension. The two short videos below I do recommend you watch. I really wish they had stressed the importance of Stress as a cause of High Blood Pressure. All of the things they talk about can be a stressor that leads […]

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5 Reasons why you should care about your blood Pressure!

What are they? Your brain, heart, eyes, kidneys, and penis. Yep, you read that right! Those are 5 perfect reasons to care about your Blood Pressure. This post may contain affiliate links. May is Blood Pressure Awareness month here on Health Buddy Melissa. All month I am sharing posts on the topic of Blood Pressure. […]

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gardening: fresh food and fitness for the entire family

This is a guest post from Fixitdads. Rob reached out to me via email and requested to do a guest post. If you would like to do a guest post on Health Buddy Melissa, please use the contact form at the end of the post to message me. The image is his and he agreed […]

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Low Calorie food #2 and it helps hbp!

Hello, Friday! This is my weekend to work which is a bummer because it is Mother’s Day and my daughter’s 17th birthday. But, don’t worry we are celebrating this evening at a local restaurant that is a favorite of hers. So, I had a low calorie lunch because eating out is always tuff when you […]

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hypertension, high blood pressure, Hbp! What is it?

Hello, hello! I am so happy you are here. May is Blood Pressure Awareness Month here on Health Buddy Melissa. In March I focused on Kidney Disease, and in April Stress. You can read all of those posts in my archives. There is some great information there. So, what exactly is blood pressure anyways? Blood […]

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Mother’s Day Special From Health Buddy Melissa

Happy Wellness Wednesday! As promised I am announcing my Mother’s Day 50% off coupon for my It’s A New Day Coaching Plan. Keep reading to learn how to get the discount. The only way to get access to the code is to sign up for my Mailchimp mailing list. 2. Once you are signed up, […]

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when you are afraid to feel you turn to drugs

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Be sure and check out my May Health Challenge. Anyone can join in, and it is free. It was in the 90’s this weekend which afforded me the opportunity to clean the pool. When I am in the pool I generally have on SiriusXM 90’s on […]

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