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By Martha Robards
For those who haven’t heard, last year, heart experts released new guidelines for blood pressure and that means millions more Americans will now be diagnosed with high blood pressure.
What do the new guidelines mean for you?
Is your blood pressure too high now according to the guidelines?Anyone with blood pressure higher than 130/80 will be considered to have hypertension, or high blood pressure, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology said in releasing their new joint guidelines.

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  • Why Be Concerned?

The CDC says:

High blood pressure is called the “silent killer” because it often has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people do not know they have it.

Rarely, high blood pressure can cause symptoms like headaches or vomiting.

There’s only one way to know whether you have high blood pressure—have a doctor or other health professional measure it. Measuring your blood pressure is quick and painless.”

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  • What can you do?

You can take steps to prevent high blood pressure or control it if you already have it. The CDC suggests practicing healthy living habits including:

  • Eating a healthy diet.

  • Maintaining a healthy weight.

  • Getting enough physical activity.

  • Not smoking.

  • Limiting alcohol use.

You can also:

 

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Grape skin includes many critical natural compounds that are extremely useful for a healthy cardiovascular system, called anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are powerful polyphenolic compounds that are especially helpful in maintaining a healthy endothelial function.

 

Martha is owner of RobardsHealthyLifestyles.com, a health and wellness website that promotes healthy lifestyles, ideas and products for physical, mental and emotional, financial and natural/spiritual wellness. Martha’s work consists of opening shopping accounts for an on-line wellness company (think Costco meets Amazon), presenting, speaking, mentoring and coaching and people building. You can reach Martha at 505-750-7847, by email at marthapmintl@gmail.com, on Facebook, here on LinkedIn, Twitter, or through her websites at RobardsHealthyLifestyles.com, here, here, or ProfessionalMentorsInternational.com. She’s not hard to find. For those in the Phoenix area, the next workshop will be on the topic of How To Make Your Home Non-toxic, February 20, 2018.