Why Obesity Causes High Blood Pressure

By Chrisitan 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.

Experts have agreed that this is so because people nowadays are exercising less than before. Also, the wrong kinds of food are finding their way into the kitchens of american families who are becoming more affluent.

Even though some physical activities are being required by schools, such as credits in Physical Education or JROTC for graduation, the statistics are telling us that these efforts are not enough.

It's a well-known fact that the risk of hypertension is directy related to one's weight. If more weight is being carried by the body, more work is being done by the heart to counteract it. As time passes, the heart grows larger and weaker.

Arteries may also harden, hampering the circulation of blood around the body.

A blood pressure reading of over 120/80 mm Hg is a sign of hypertension. When you have hypertension, you are more prone to heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, dementia, blindness, and impotence.

Studies have shown that overweight individuals are at a much greater risk of suffering from high blood pressure - up to three times more likely - than those who maintain the ideal weight for their height.

Conventional hypertension treatments are all over the place. There are medical therapies and suggestions to exercise and eat healthier. But as I've mentioned in a previous post, less than one out of every three individuals suffering from hypertension actually avail 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.

How about good old fashioned exercise then to reduce weight? The most well-known answer to that would be, "I'm too lazy", or "I don't have time to exercise" which is another way of saying "I'm too lazy."

So what's the deal?

I've tried some of the treatments mentioned above, like exercise, weight reduction, and healthier diet, and have found that they are effective in lowering blood pressure. Significant improvements can be seen even with just a 10-pound reduction in body weight.

However, we are unwilling to give up those things that we enjoy. That is why I developed the 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.

It wouldn't hurt at all if you lose a few pounds as well by doing the exercises, right? - 31820

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