Blood Pressure: A Simple Way to Measure your Health

Blood pressure measures the pressure of blood in the arteries.

The higher your blood pressure, the greater your risk of many illnesses, including coronary artery disease, enlarged heart, aneurysm, headache, confusion, convulsion, kidney disease, diabetes, stroke, & dementia.

High blood pressure (hypertension) can quietly damage your body for years before symptoms develop.

An estimated 1 in 3 Americans are hypertensive. And another 1 in 3 are pre-hypertensive.

Left uncontrolled, people with high blood pressure often times end up with a disability, or even a fatal heart attack.


 

The target reading for blood pressure is 120/80.

Free blood pressure monitors are routinely available in pharmacies such as CVS, Rite Aid, & Walgreens, as well as at your local grocery store in the pharmacy department.

If your blood pressure reading is high, you can take action by adjusting your diet and exercise routines.

Starting a consistent meditation practice has also been shown to help reduce high blood pressure.

There are several meditation apps available in the App Store and Google Play.


So now that you know more about the importance of managing your blood pressure, how about we take a short 5 question quiz to test your knowledge.