It’s Not Too Late: Improve your Blood Pressure with Exercise

Medications offer a quick fix to many health problems that we face today. The only problem is that this type of fix is often superficial. It eliminates some of the immediate risk, but does nothing to address lifestyle changes that played a role in the health concern in the first place. Hypertension is no different.

Hypertension is a condition in which blood pressure is persistently elevated. This means that pressure exerted on the arterial walls is high as the heart works to pump blood throughout the body. This is dangerous because it can cause arterial damage . . . → Read More: It’s Not Too Late: Improve your Blood Pressure with Exercise

Looking At The Ideal Blood Pressure

Today, there is increasing awareness on the dangers of high blood pressure and its possible complications. The most prominent of these is cardiovascular disease, or heart disease, of which the risk progressively rises as one moves above the 115/75 mmHg pressure level. Another one is stroke, a brain condition which results from interruption of the blood flow, of which a vessel rupture due to an aneurysm or high pressures is a possible cause.

Consequently, there is much talk about attaining the ideal blood pressure. This understanding however, should be clarified. Blood pressure varies for each person from day to . . . → Read More: Looking At The Ideal Blood Pressure