Wednesday, October 22, 2008

How Being Overweight Increases the Risk of Hypertension

By Christian Goodman

It's a sad statistic - depending on the study, anywhere from a quarter to one-half of all Americans today are overweight. It's not just the adults - almost 14% of all children carry more weight than they should, a sharp increase from barely 5% only a few decades ago.

The main factor for this is that exercising is being done less and less by the average american, experts say. And as household income increases, so does the consumption of unhealthy foods.

And while most schools require credits in Physical Education or JROTC for graduation, the growing number of overweight children tells us that these programs aren't doing as well as we hope.

We all know that being overweight is directly correlated to hypertension. The heart tends to work harder when the body is carrying more weight than it should. this makes it grow larger, then weaker as time goes by.

Arteries will also have the tendency to harden, obstructing the flow of blood around the body.

Hypertension is marked by a blood pressure reading of over 120/80 mm Hg. Individuals who suffer from hypertension are at increased risks of heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, dementia, blindness, and impotence.

Studies indicate that overweight individuals are three times more likely to suffer from high blood pressure than those who are healthy.

Conventional hypertension treatments, such as medical therapies to suggestions on how to exercise and eat healthier, are a dime a dozen. But as I've mentioned in a previous post, no one really makes use of these treatments.

Many would frown at the prohibitive prices of some of these treatments, while others would much rather do without the side effects.

You can then say that they can exercise to reduce weight right? We all know that the most common reply would be, "I'm too lazy", or "I don't have time to exercise", which just sounds more pleasing than "I'm too lazy."

So what's the deal?

Some of these treatments are effective, as I've tried some of them. Just a 10-pound reduction of body weight by exercise, weight reduction, and healthier diet, lowers blood pressure significantly.

The problem is, not all of us are willing to give up the little joys in life. And that's why you need my Natural Blood Pressure Exercise Program.

My exercises don't involve long hours or vigorous physical activity - actually, they don't even involve any weight loss. Instead, they effectively lower blood pressure by clearing the body of nerve tension and emotional stress.

Only a few minutes each week is required to do the program.

I am healthier and my hypertension is better controlled by doing these exercises than the other treatments I've tried before. Please click on the link found at the upper-right-hand side of this website.

Though it wouldn't hurt to do something as simple as my exercises and shed a few pounds at the same time, would it?

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