- Author Low Koon Hock
- Published July 23, 2012
- Word count 419
One in three adults suffer from high blood pressure in America. This condition can lead to cardiovascular disease or heart disease, strokes, kidney failure, and blindness. Heart disease is the leading cause of death globally and is projected to remain so. It has no socio-economic boundaries, sex or geographic. In the European Union (EU), heart disease killed over 2 million people every year. The largest increase in heart disease will occur in the South-East Asia Region. In Singapore the statistic is quite alarming, 1 out of 3 deaths is due to heart disease or stroke. Prevention is always better than cure.
With the Omron BP785 10 SERIES, you can monitor your blood pressure at home, and with the help of your physician, take steps to decrease your risk of heart disease. A healthy heart combined with a healthy lifestyle will help increase your chances for a long, active life.
5 tips to lower your heart risk:
Reduce salt in your diet: Choose foods that are low in salt ie reduce consumption of french fries even though it taste great.
Follow a healthy eating plan: Follow Food Guide Pyramid
Drink alcohol in moderation: Why I said moderation? Alcohol does lower your blood cholesterol too.
Maintain a healthy weight: BMI (Body Mass Index) is a good indicator to follow. Stay in the range of 18.5 to 25
Stay physically active: Moderate exercising such as walking or swimming at least 3 days a week with each day at least 30 minutes duration.
Your blood pressure numbers often fluctuate. Therefore you need to ensure your reading taken is representative of your heart health status.
3 tips to ensure accurate reading:
Do not take reading within 30 minutes of exercising, smoking, eating bathing and drinking alcohol.
Place the arm cuff on your left arm and sit quietly for approximately five minutes with both feet flat on the floor.
Cuff size is very important in ensuring an accurate reading every time you monitor. To determine your arm size, use a cloth measuring tape to measure the circumference of your left arm.
We’ve all heard the saying, “What gets measured gets done.” It means regular measurement and reporting keeps you focused. You use that information to make decisions to improve your results. So, make blood pressure reading as your KPI (Key Performance Indicator) for your heart health status. Take action now.
Omron BP785 10 SERIES upper arm blood pressure monitor is the best-selling blood pressure monitor with its 10 superb features to ensure accurate reading as well as provide users with detailed information to better manage their heart health.