Many people understand how lifestyle factors such as smoking, lack of exercise, stress and consumption of too much alcohol can increase your blood pressure. But have you considered the role that maintaining your ideal weight plays in keeping your blood pressure manageable?
Maintaining your ideal weight lessens the task your body faces when circulating blood throughout your body. You need oxygen and nutrients to keep your body functioning at its best, As your weight increases, so does the need for an increased flow of blood. As more blood is circulated, you experienced increased pressure in your blood vessels and artery walls. This can increase your blood pressure and open your body up to the numerous (and dangerous) conditions associated with high blood pressure.
My Complete Health Through Nutrition program offers my personal history with high blood pressure and the steps I have taken to manage it..My book A Unique Documentary of Health Through Nutrition offers extensive chapters on both blood pressure and maintaining your ideal weight. You can begin taking the steps today that will protect you from many serious health conditions as you age and your body works harder to keep you at peak performance.