• Learning to Make Your Cultural Traditions More Nutrition-Conscious

    Diet can directly affect the onset of diabetes and the maintenance of it. Not all culinary practices provide the best means to eat nutritiously and control diabetic symptoms.

    This video demonstrates how making small eating changes can significantly improve nutrition without impacting cultural traditions. Older individuals may have the most difficult time transitioning to newer cooking methods, as they have eaten the same foods for many years. Yet simple alterations such as taking the skin off chicken and adding more vegetables to each meal can keep blood sugar levels under better control. With consistent blood sugar maintenance, individuals can enjoy healthier futures with fewer diabetes-related complications.

    Los Robles Hospital offers wellness services for individuals residing in the greater Thousand Oaks region. To learn more about our H2U wellness program, call (805) 497-2727.

  • Understanding Your Blood Pressure

    Blood pressure is a facet of health that can contribute to heart disease. This video discusses how your daily activities can help or hinder high blood pressure.

    Medication is not the only way to lower high blood pressure. You can improve your cardiovascular health with exercise. However, physicians have found that workplace activity is not enough to affect blood pressure levels. So if you engage in physically demanding tasks at work, you must still find time to exercise in your spare hours. Studies indicate that working out for a minimum of four hours each week outside of work can lower high blood pressure.

    High blood pressure often shows no signs, which is why getting regular checkups is essential to your health. Call Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks at (805) 497-2727 to speak with a Consult-A-Nurse representative about your blood pressure concerns.