According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011-12). 31.6% of all adult Australians suffer with hypertension (high blood pressure). From this 21.5% have high blood pressure and 10.1% are taking hypertension medications. Men are more likely to have high blood pressure (34.1%) compared to women (29.1%).
A healthy blood pressure is 120/80. The top number is referred to as systolic and is the amount of pressure in your arteries during contraction of your heart muscles. The lower number is referred to as diastolic and is the your blood pressure when your heart is between beats.
The exact causes of high blood pressure are uncertain. Several factors however do seem to contribute to the disorder. These include:
*Excessive alcohol consumption
*Being overweight or obese
*High fat/salt diet
Having hypertension, or high blood pressure may cause heart attacks, kidney failure and stroke.
Unfortunately high blood pressure doesn’t usually show any symptoms, so it is important to get your blood pressure checked, especially as we age, as this is the highest number of people on hypertension medication.
As you can see from the above list, regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle can do wonders for your blood pressure. Within the kinesiology framework, I have a few detailed protocols that will help lower your blood pressure. I have found that within 3 – 6 sessions clients have noticed a vast improvement in their cardiovascular health, including reducing their blood pressure. CoEnzyme 10 which is a non-prescription supplement has shown to reduce high blood pressure.