"Discover how YOU can win back your good health after hypertension!!"
On April 2, 2001, I received the shock of my life, when I failed a medical examination as part of an offshore assignment for an LNG Plant in Abu Dhabi, UAE. My blood pressure was listed as 170/110!
I always believed I was in good health and previously had no history of cardiovascular disease. But subsequent monitoring indicated that indeed, I had hypertension!
And not only that, I had elevated cholesterol, triglycerides, and uric acid!
Hypertension affects an estimated fifty million Americans and countless millions worldwide. It is the most significant predisposing factor for heart attack, stroke, and peripheral artery disease.
But the good news is, ninety-five percent of all hypertension is controllable.
Since the time that I was diagnosed with hypertension, I started learning everything I could about this physical attack on my life. I found out that you can take charge of your good health and you can:
In my case, a combination of:
- Nutritional supplementation
- Stress Management
... made that possible.
Oh and going back in 2001, after some lifestyle changes that included dieting and walking for exercise along the sea near where we lived for a month, I lost a total of 12 pounds, my cholesterol had fallen from 210 to 190, my triglycerides read 120, and my blood pressure was 140/90! I know, it was still not good but it was a very good start.
I got the assignment and in fact, stayed there for almost five years – but more important, I got a wake-up call about my health and saved myself from further serious complications.
For a time I didn't want to talk about hypertension... didn't want to be another statistic in a long list of people who are afflicted with this modern-day disease.
But I decided to tell my story to warn others that, with proper guidance on diet, physical exercise, nutritional supplementation and stress management, they might not have to endure the same discomfort I did.
Like the rest of you, I just wanted to be a normal and healthy person living a normal life. It is my sincere desire that by sharing my experience in dealing with my hypertension, you will not only get your blood pressure into the healthy zone but YOU will also reclaim the good health that you rightly deserve.
- Definition of physical health
- A definition of physical health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
- Food Nutrition Guide
- Your food nutrition guide to an understanding of the basic principles of nutrition. It covers foods and the health-giving contents and other substances they contain, and their effects within the body.
- Diet Programs
- The best diet program health-wise is the one that is totally balanced in nutrition and low or moderate in total calories.
- Diet – food pyramid or food guide pyramid
- Food pyramid or Food Guide Pyramid, diagram used in nutrition education that fits food groups into a triangle and notes that, for a healthful diet, those at the base should be eaten more frequently.
- Benefits of exercise on hypertension
- The benefits of exercise are huge, and if you have hypertension, it just might save your life! Regular exercise strengthens the heart and helps normalize blood pressure.
- Benefits of aerobic exercise
- Among the recognized benefits of aerobic exercise are strengthening the muscles involved in respiration, strengthening and enlarging the heart muscle, toning muscles throughout the body.
- Walking for exercise
- Walking for exercise considerably diminishes the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes in different people you can walk just about anywhere and you can do it anytime.
- weight training exercise
- Regular weight training exercise helps reduce the signs and symptoms of many chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, back pain, depression and arthritis.
- Stress and heart disease
- Medical study has shown there is a strong relationship between stress and heart disease.
- Stress symptoms
- Stress symptoms denotes the physical and psychological forces that are experienced by individuals in daily life such as fear, anxiety, physical strain, and many other factors.
- How to deal with Stress
- Learn how to deal with stress and make a major difference in your blood pressure and overall health