Exercises to Lower Blood Pressure
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Exercises to Lower Blood Pressure - What Are You Doing About Hypertension?By Christian Goodman
Exercises to Lower Blood Pressure - Definition & Basics
The medical term for high blood pressure is "hypertension". A person is considered hypertensive if his/her blood pressure is consistently above the ideal 120/80. Some people are genetically predisposed for having high blood pressure, but there are several other factors that can contribute to hypertension, regardless of genetic traits.
To understand high blood pressure better, it’s good to know how hypertension occurs. When blood pressure is taken, what’s actually being measured is the pressure blood is exerting against the walls of blood vessels. The higher the number, the more pressure is being forced against the blood vessel walls.
To illustrate this, let's think of a balloon as it's being filled with water.
As this happens, the balloon will stretch more and more.
As the water continues to fill the balloon, you can see the walls of the balloon thinning out and eventually stretching to the breaking point.
The same applies to your blood vessels.
They can and will burst if you let your blood pressure become too high and stay high for longer periods of time. The point at which your blood vessel bursts determines the severity of the results. If a vessel bursts in the brain, you will suffer a stroke. If a vessel bursts in the heart, you will suffer a heart attack or complete heart failure.
High blood pressure is often called the "silent killer" for these reasons. Most people don't feel any symptoms at all and they feel fine until the blood pressure becomes so great and causes a life-threatening episode.
The top number of a blood pressure reading is called systolic pressure. This denotes how much pressure is within the blood vessels with each pump or "beat" of the heart as it's forcing blood out. The bottom number is called the diastolic pressure. This number shows how much pressure is within the blood vessels in between beats, when the heart is momentarily at rest.
The bottom number is often seen as the more critical one. If your diastolic pressure is over 80, and once it gets over 90, that means there is a lot of pressure being exerted on your vessels, even when your heart is at rest. With high blood pressure, the spurting force of the blood as it leaves your heart the next time, could be the one time that proves to be too much.
Exercises to Lower Blood Pressure - What can you do to lower your blood pressure?
If you are overweight you should be serious about losing the extra pounds. Try to minimize, if not eliminate, causes of stress in your daily life. Stop smoking and exercise more.
Another thing you can do, that's easier but just as effective and even quicker, is to perform the exercises in my Hypertension Program. My Hypertension Program will reduce your chances of heart attack or stroke by lowering your blood pressure. The best part is that it doesn't require you to change your lifestyle or spend hours upon hours at a gym.
It's composed of simple and effective exercises that you can do easily. The results will be nothing short of life-saving.
About the Author
Christian Goodman is a widely known expert on natural health alternatives. His newest discovery are natural exercises that lower high blood pressure in less than a week.
For more information on his Exercises to Lower Blood Pressure program and to naturally normalize your blood pressure in 7 days or less without side effects or medical costs visit www.highbloodpressure.ws
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