Monday, October 26, 2020
I am not referring to an actual event but rather to the overall state of our health and fitness. An article I read last week in Popular Science stated that fully 1/2 of Americans (count most of the western world in that statistic as well) suffer from heart disease and the main symptom is hypertension. For a long time the safe upper limit for blood pressure was 140/90. That value has now been lowered to 130/80 and thus many more of us are now hypertensive.
There are certainly medications that can be prescribed to lower BP but many if not all also offer unwanted or even dangerous side affects. The safest and least expensive solutions are to make positive dietary changes and to increase exercise levels (both with the blessing of one's doctor of course). Thanks to Spark we have amazing choices of information to use but unless we commit to making changes our health will not improve. Are you up to the challenge?
Take stock of what you eat, get rid of the processed junk in your pantry, lace on a pair of sneakers and go for a daily walk aiming for a MINIMUM of 150 minutes of activity each and every week. Stay committed, monitor your progress, share your experience with others, feel good about yourself and wow yourself the next time your blood pressure is checked.