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78% of South Africans have high blood pressure. Are you one of them?

by , 17 February 2014

High blood pressure is consuming our nation. To make sure you don't become a statistic, today we reveal the factors that make you predisposed to developing high blood pressure so you can change this dangerous fate.

You’ll remember the frightening stats provided in our article on the 6th of Feb, stating that the older generation of South Africans tops the list of people living with high blood pressure in the entire world!
 
3 820 South African’s took part in the “Hypertension among older adults in low and middle-income countries: prevalence, awareness and control” survey. And the results appeared in February’s issue of the International Journal of Epidemiology.
 
It came out that a staggering 78% of the South Africans have high blood pressure!
 
Change the factors that increase your risk of high blood pressure
 
Look at the risk factors below. If you know what puts you at risk, you’re able to change them. 
 
 
· Overweight/obese
· Smoking
· Sedentary lifestyle
· Eating too much salt
· Drinking too much alcohol
· Stress
· Race [link]
· Family history
 
As you can see, you can prevent six of the eight risk factors! The only two you can’t change is your ethnic background and your family history.
 
So make an effort to change those you can. You’ll automatically lower your general risk of developing high blood pressure... And there’s little effort required compare to spending a lifetime with heart disease
 
There’s no substitute for diet and exercise to lower your risk of high blood pressure naturally
 
Eating healthy foods and getting the required amount of exercise you need every day is essential to keeping your risk of high blood pressure down. 
 
Make healthy life choices and avoid smoking and alcohol and your heart should stay happy and healthy well into your future!

The Essential Guide to Fighting High Blood Pressure
 
In as little as eight weeks you could see your blood pressure drop!
 
Just by applying a few natural solutions to your everyday life
 
Did you know that a simple, natural way to lower your blood pressure is to eat more celery, garlic and onions?
 
That drinking green tea exerts a blood pressure-lowering affect that could have you feeling better 30 minutes later.
 
And, adding cayenne pepper to your food – a powerful vasodilator – helps expand your blood vessels and improves your blood flow thus naturally lowering your blood pressure.
 
Learn about these and nine natural blood pressure-lowering solutions and feel healthier and more relaxed than you have in years.
 
 

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