Measuring Blood Pressure
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Blood pressure is a measure of the force that the blood exerts against vessel walls.
It helps move the blood through the vessels. Most individuals have had their blood pressure taken during a visit to the doctor.
Measuring blood pressure is important before starting an exercise program. Since high blood pressure, or hypertension, is one of the alterable risk factors for heart disease, and since an estimated one in four Americans has borderline or high blood pressure, routine measuring of blood pressure is essential.
Causes of High Blood Pressure
Hypertension or high blood pressure is a condition in which an individual has a higher resting blood pressure than normal.
Hypertension is associated with a variety of factors such as:
- High blood lipid levels
- Lack of physical activity
- Heredity factors
- Excessive stress
- Excessive sodium in diet
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