Failproof Your Health Goals with this Four-Step Plan
Laura Del Guerra, RD, CDE, and Shannon Jones, Take Control Health Coaches
Success in improving your health, or achieving any goal, boils down to changing your habits. If you want to lose weight, lower your cholesterol, or stop smoking, you have to change your current habits and create new ones. There are many reasons why some people fail and others succeed, but one of the biggest causes of failure is a lack of clarity. We often have a strong desire to succeed, but feel unsure about how to proceed. This uncertainty is caused by the lack of a specific plan. Once you know exactly what steps to take, you will have the confidence to follow your plan and see the success you desire.
Unintended Consequences of the Pandemic
Laura Del Guerra, RD, CDE, Take Control Health Coach
If the last eight months have taught us anything, it is that EVERYTHING changes during a pandemic. There are obvious things – wearing masks, no hugging or shaking hands, postponing vacations, and missing our loved ones. And unfortunately, some less obvious internal changes have been taking place as well. Among these are increased cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and anxiety.
Take Action with High Blood Pressure
Julie Walker, Take Control Staff
If your wellness results show elevated blood pressure (hypertension or prehypertension), now is the time to take action. For the majority of people, high blood pressure tends to develop gradually over many years. And in most cases, there are usually no symptoms. Because there are often no symptoms, its often easy to think you can delay treatment. At Take Control, we treat each person with high blood pressure individually. We create a health plan that fits your unique situation. We’ve put together the following list of strategies and lifestyle changes that can improve your blood pressure.