It is impossible to talk about fitess and exercise without mentioning the heart and the cardiovascular system. Improving your heart health can help you lead a long, healthy life.
Blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of the arteries. Blood pressure in a normal range is great for heart health, while high blood pressure is definitely unhealthy.
When we have a higher blood pressure, the heart pumps with more force. In turn forcing the arteries to carry blood that is moving under great pressure. If high blood pressure continues for a long time, the heart and arteries may not function well and other organs could be affected.
And, with high blood pressure, there’s an increased risk of stroke, heart failure, kidney failure and heart attack.
Most people with high blood pressure have no symptoms, so it is important to get your blood pressure checked periodically.
Good news though! Exercise can help! Physical fitness reduces your chances of heart disease by lowering your blood pressure and by keeping your heart strong and healthy. Since every bodily organ thrives on oxygen, maintaining a strong heart is crucial to overall health.
So, go ahead an increase your health benefits by including physical fitness into your life regime. You will benefit in every way possible. Enjoy!
Less the Stress brought to you by Christy Kim a Reflexologist and Massage Therapist. Having worked in the health field since 1999, Christy has greatly enjoyed helping several clients, family and friends with her many health treatments.