Hypertension is the increase in blood pressure values, measured at rest, over 160 mmHg for systolic (maximum) pressure and / or 95 mmHg for diastolic (minimum) pressure.

These threshold values ​​of arterial pressure have been set by the World Health Organization and must be considered conventional, since there are no precise values ​​in which one abruptly enters the pathological field.

Hypertension is an extremely frequent disease that affects about 20% of the European and North American adult population. There is a slight prevalence of male sex in the younger age, a trend that is reversed in later ages as the frequency increases strongly in female sex after menopause.

Hypertension appears to be related to economic development; in fact, it does not exist in the populations of the developing countries and in these same populations the blood pressure does not tend to increase with age, indeed very often it tends to decrease in old age.

Other factors related to hypertension are obesity, stress, smoking, physical inactivity, and abuse in eating salt.
There is a significant correlation between the levels of blood pressure in a population and its overall mortality.

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Eat well Sleep well

During the night between 26 and 27 October, solar time returned in force and we were able to sleep an hour longer. Our body certainly benefited, especially if we were able to rest well

In fact, several studies have amply shown that restorative sleep lasting at least 6-7 hours brings important psychophysical benefits to our body

We see some of these studies whose full text can be traced back by following the links on the bibliography page.

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Initiatives in physical exercise may be useful as the cute Snoopy shows us if we proceed gradually by thewealthyspoon

Physical Activity and Wellness

Movement and nutrition are an inseparable combination to reach a state of physical and mental wellness. A fair amount of physical activity should be provided in the daily life of all of us.

The type and intensity of training depend on many factors such as age, gender, health conditions and chronic stress. It would be necessary to find the right dose of duration and quality of activity to benefit from the movement and to prevent this from becoming a source of further stress.

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