Maintaining Normal Blood Pressure
Some of the most dangerous medical conditions revolve around the heart, particularly blood pressure related illnesses. Blood pressure in the higher domains often leads to diseases that are often life threatening. Unfortunately, there generally are no symptoms of high blood pressure that often lead to miss-diagnosis or even no diagnosis at all. Ensuring you receive regular blood pressure screenings along with routine check-ups assist in determining if you are plagued with a high blood pressure disease along with any preventative measures that can be taken.
Understanding blood pressure readings is often the first step in maintaining normal blood pressure. Generally described as systolic and diastolic, blood pressure readings provide two numbers that demonstrate the rate at which blood is entering into the heart, flowing through it, and pumping out for a healthy blood flow level.
What is normal blood pressure?
Normal blood pressure is generally a reading below 120/80 and above 90/50. Of course, 90/50 generally consists of low blood pressure which is certainly less common and harmful. Remaining within the 120/80 ensures you are maintaining a normal blood pressure and have substantially less risk associated with blood pressure disease. Hypertension is generally associated with high blood pressure and generally reads between 120/80 and 140/90. Any level above 140/90 will certainly be a sign of hyper-tension and must be treated immediately. Maintaining a normal blood pressure requires constant and accurate monitoring
How to maintain a normal blood pressure
There are numerous methods to maintain normal blood pressure. Everyday life involves constant deterrence to normal blood pressure including diet, stress, lack of sleep, and many other external factors that are often not thought about.
Perhaps the most important aspect of maintaining a healthy blood pressure is exercise. Physical activity exercises the heart and allows for a less restrictive blood flow and decreased pressure on blood flow. Daily exercise, from 30 minutes to 1 hour per day, allows for increased circulation and proper levels of blood flow. The best exercise method for normal blood pressure is cardio-vascular in the form of running, walking, or even cycling. Of course, other exercises increase the heart rate which allows increased circulation while cardio exercises remain the most effective.
Another important factor in maintaining normal blood pressure is through a healthy diet. Eating foods that are more organic in nature and un-processed provide rich and healthy nutrients crucial of oxidization and blood flow. Furthermore, fruits provide healthy sugars and fibers that assist in flushing toxins from your body, decreasing the amount of blood flow required to maintain daily levels of energy. Vegetables provide another source of important dietary balance in that they also are rich in vitamins which allow the heart to be able to flow normally. Regarding meat, lean cuts of chicken and fish are perhaps the healthiest which allow for increased energy and circulation. Keeping trim while eating healthy foods will also decrease the amount of fat deposits which also increase blood pressure. Ensuring a healthy balance of diet and exercise is the main ingredient in maintaining normal blood pressure.