Heart healthy program
Take control of your high blood pressure with a heart healthy program that includes nutritional guidance, personalized support and tools to support weight loss--all from the comfort of your own home. Wellvolution’s® Heart Health programs are available with most Blue Shield of California plans.
Wellvolution health programs
Lose 3-4 pounds of fat per week while improving sleep, mood, skin, and digestion without dieting.
Brook+ is an app designed to help you develop healthy habits to reduce the risk of diabetes. Available in English/Spanish.
Clickotine is a digital, personalized smoking cessation program. It’s delivered via your smartphone with proven clinical results to help you quit smoking for good.
Digbi Health is a proven, prescription-grade weight-loss program personalized for your gut health, DNA, comorbidity and lifestyle.
QuitSmart Mindfully is a live, virtual mindfulness solution brought to you by eMindful to help you quit tobacco use.
EX Program by Truth Initiative
EX Program helps you beat tobacco with support from Mayo Clinic, a personal quit plan, free patches or gum, and more.
With the CDC recognized HabitNu program you will lose weight and become empowered to build healthier habits that last.
Eat delicious food & discover more of what you love while you lose weight & feel great with MonjWell.
PlateJoy combines cutting edge meal planning technology and health coaching to support your journey to a better diet.
Restore Health is a personal lifestyle program focused on sleep, stress, nutrition and exercise with support from a health coach.
VP Transform for Prediabetes
VP Transform for Prediabetes is a leading digital lifestyle change program with a proven track record of achieving results.
U.S. Preventive Medicine
Your Care Team helps you create small habits for big results in weight loss, resiliency, energy, nutrition, and overall health.
Reduce your blood sugar, A1c, weight, and need for diabetes medications with online help from physicians and health coaches.
WW (Weight Watchers® reimagined) can help you lose weight and create healthy habits. Start your wellness journey today!
Lose weight and prevent chronic conditions like diabetes with on-demand expert coaching in our personalized, all-mobile program.
Why is heart health important for health?
It's normal for blood pressure to go up and down throughout the day. But if it stays up, you have high blood pressure, which is also called hypertension.
High blood pressure increases the risk of stroke, heart attack, and other health problems. Blood pressure consists of two numbers: systolic and diastolic. Someone with a systolic pressure of 120 and a diastolic pressure of 80 has a blood pressure of 120/80, or "120 over 80." Blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).
The systolic number shows how hard the blood pushes when the heart is pumping. The diastolic number shows how hard the blood pushes between heartbeats, when the heart is relaxed and filling with blood.
Several things may raise blood pressure, including being overweight, drinking too much alcohol, a family history of high blood pressure, a diet high in sodium, and getting older.
Blood pressure may also rise if you are not very active, you don't eat enough potassium and calcium, or you have a condition called insulin resistance.
High blood pressure doesn't usually cause symptoms. Most people don't know they have it until they go to the doctor for some other reason.
Very high blood pressure can cause severe headaches and vision problems. These symptoms can also be caused by dangerously high blood pressure called hypertensive emergency. It may also be called a hypertensive crisis or malignant high blood pressure.
Most people find out that they have high blood pressure during a routine doctor visit. If you have high blood pressure, your provider will give you a blood pressure goal. Your goal will be based on your health and your age.
You can help lower your blood pressure by making healthy changes in your lifestyle. If those lifestyle changes don't work well enough, you may also need to take pills. Either way, you will need to control your high blood pressure throughout your life.
Treatment depends on how high your blood pressure is, whether you have other health problems such as diabetes, and whether any organs have already been damaged. Your doctor may also check your risk for other problems, such as heart attack and stroke.
In addition to following your doctor or provider’s treatment plan, making lifestyle changes can help you to prevent and treat high blood pressure. You can:
- Stay at a healthy weight or lose extra weight.
- Eat heart-healthy foods and limit sodium.
- Exercise regularly.
- Limit alcohol to 2 drinks a day for men and 1 drink a day for women.
Wellvolution’s® Heart Healthy Program can help you control your high blood pressure at home and prevent further health problems. Get started today!