How to reduce sodium intake and reduce your blood pressure

 

Reducing your sodium intake is one of the natural ways to reduce your blood pressure if your are hypertensive. Yet, when most people that are hypertensive think of reducing sodium, the end up doing only one thing, they stop adding salt to the food they cook or eat.  Surprise! Surprise! This isn’t enough.  

Most people stop adding salt to their food  then complain that though they have stopped adding salt to the food they eat, their blood pressure has remained high. This is usually disappointing because the food has become less tasteful, yet the desired effect of a reduced blood pressure has not been achieved.

 Why is this happening? Here are a few reasons I want to share with you in this training from the Dala Compass Academy Wellness Challenge.  

This usually happens because other sources of sodium have not been accounted for. If you are over 47 and you want to cut down on sodium so that you can reduce your blood pressure then you have to...

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How to reduce stress and prevent burnout at work

burnout stress wellness Aug 02, 2021

 Do you sometimes feel stressed out and overwhelmed at work? Does it affect your well-being and your ability to get better every day? You’re not alone. Did you know that about 71% of adults in the USA complain of at least one stress-related problem like a headache or feeling overwhelmed or anxious (Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)? This includes adults in the workplace where stress at work can be particularly frustrating because it can lead to burnout by exhausting your ability to cope and draining your health, stifling your relationships and your sense of fulfillment and joy.

Research have shown that burnout rates can be as high as 40 % or more among managers or professionals? Interestingly burnouts do not occur in isolation and usually start off as stress in the workplace. 

 Why is reducing stress at work important? According to the CDC and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), stress in the work environment can contribute...

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