Are You Checking Your Blood Pressure?

Stage 2 hypertension is systolic greater than 160 and diastolic greater than 100. There is a normal variation of blood pressure during the day, highest in the early morning remaining high during working hours and dropping during the night. A lot of normal activities increase blood pressure as listed below. During meetings by 20/10, work by 16/13, transportation by 14/9, walking by 12/6, dressing by 12/9, talking on the telephone by 10/7, eating by 9/9, and talking by 7/7. Blood pressure is decreased during sleep by 18/7. All forms of exercise increase the blood pressure and heart rate.
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Dietary spirulina intake manages blood pressure and cholesterol, may help prevent atherosclerosis

This is important for people with high cholesterol and high blood pressure, as any potential buildup in otherwise narrowed arteries can lead to artery hardening and even blood clots. But spirulina appears to naturally prevent all this by not only regulating artery size but also decreasing blood levels of harmful forms of cholesterol. “In humans, Spirulina maxima intake decreases blood pressure and plasma lipid concentrations, especially triacylglycerols and low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol, and indirectly modifies the total cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol values,” reads the study’s abstract, which you can view in full here: . Prevent heart attacks, heart disease with spirulina Naturally, the benefits of improved vasodilation and reduced lipid levels also extend to the heart. A related study out of South Korea published just one year later in the Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology found that, even when fed a high cholesterol diet (HCD), New Zealand White (NZW) rabbits experienced reduced triglyceride (TG) and total cholesterol (TC) levels when also given between 1 and 5 percent spirulina for eight weeks.
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