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Normal or Not? Reading Your Blood Pressure

…elevate as your change positions, a sign of weak adrenal glands rather than high blood pressure. * Make sure your elbow is at the same level as your heart during the screening. An elbow even an inch below where it should be could raise a reading by 17 points. * Have your blood pressure taken three times…

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The Best Sleep Position

…chest or to your side. If you have to sleep with one arm under the pillow, then make sure it is fully extended or straightened out, not bent at the elbow and tied in a knot under the pillow. If you sleep on your back, don’t sleep with your arms above your head, but rather at your sides or on your stomach…

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The Natural Pain Reliever You Keep in Your Kitchen

…ingested, it can help relieve pain throughout the body; when applied topically, it can provide relief specifically to problems areas such as knees and elbows. Here are three ways you can use turmeric topically to treat painful joints: * Mix 2 tablespoons of turmeric with 1 or more tablespoons of a 70 percent…

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Progressive Muscle Relaxation for Stress Relief

…invisible wall and push forward with your hands for five seconds. Relax. Feel the warmth and calmness in your forearms. * Upper arms—Bend your elbows. Tense your biceps for five seconds. Relax. Feel the tension leave your upper arms. * Shoulders—Shrug your shoulders up to your ears for five seconds…

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