Deaths from heart disease are on a sharp increase, and going the extra mile will assuredly result in a longer and healthier life.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in every 3 US adults, roughly 75 million people, have high blood pressure, but the really scary thing is, only 54% actually have it under control.
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is diagnosed generally when a person’s blood pressure reading is higher than 130/80.
Blood pressure is checked with a Bomenometer which records two numbers with the top number being referred to as systolic blood pressure and the bottom number is diastolic blood pressure.
Recently, Johns Hopkins Medical Center released a health report, stating, that by eating a healthy diet with less sodium and increased amounts of potassium as well as losing weight, getting more exercise and relieving stress can all help lower blood pressure significantly.
The health benefits of controlling blood pressure can reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and even dementia and can not be overstressed.
Are you taking good care of your heart?
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All I want is a healthy mind and a good heart
Unfortunately what is good for the heart is not good for the body – I am talking about calories There are so many foods that are great for the heart – for example nuts.
I get checkups yearly and so far, all is well, other than the broken heart syndrome.
This poll is informative