There’s a whole lot more too it though, and this is where I think it’ll be great to have a bit of a discussion about why it is such an important measurement that we should all be more mindful of.
What is Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure reflects the pressure within our heart and blood vessels (known as the circulatory system). The numbers show the pressure that is placed on our arteries to pump blood around our body. This number allows us to understand how hard our heart and blood vessels are needing to work.
Why should we care if our blood pressure if high?
Our blood pressure constantly changes throughout the day, we have periods where it increases, and other times where it decreases. This can be due to a range of different things including activity, diet and stress. This is normal. We should however, be mindful if our blood pressure stays consistently high throughout the day, this is a sign that our circulatory system is under stress and working too hard. This can lead to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
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Keep a look out for more information regarding blood pressure and how exercise can impact it this month as we continue to discuss heart health.
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