Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Sunnyvale, CA 94085 - Mar 20, 2017 - 2 in 3 adults in the US have hypertension or prehypertension. More than a billion people around the world suffer from this chronic condition known as a silent killer. High blood pressure leads to cardiovascular issues such as stroke, heart attack and kidney disease. At the same time, less than 5% of adults engage in 30 minutes of physical activity a day. Americans eat more restaurant-prepared meals now than ever, and restaurant food is often high in sodium as well as calories. All of this is resulting in higher Body Mass Index (BMI), higher blood pressure and elevated occurrence of chronic conditions such as hypertension and diabetes leading to stroke and heart attack.
Data by Heart Habit reveals that if you are in your middle years then there is a high likelihood of you having a BMI of over 25 (considered over weight), you are not engaging in sufficient physical activity, your sodium levels are above recommended levels, your daily stress is high and you are most likely in the Pre-hypertension range which, if untreated, will evolve into Hypertension with serious consequences such as stroke and heart attack.
“We are very excited to share this infographic with readers who will learn how simple lifestyle changes can help lower blood pressure and prevent hypertension from causing serious health risks such as stroke” said Ed Han, Co-Founder of Heart Habit.
Mission at Heart Habit is to help people prevent stroke and heart attack by lowering their blood pressure and helping create heart healthy habits. Heart Habit has developed a mobile application for iOS to provide education, tracking, compliance and analytics to provide more clarity and understanding for those at risk than ever before. As a result of the findings based on their data, Heart Habit has published lifestyle factors that most influence blood pressure and long term risk for hypertension to encourage EVERYONE to participate in four activities that can help reduce high blood pressure without medication.
The correlations to these four lifestyle variables to reduce your blood pressure show:
- Reducing weight can reduce systolic blood pressure by 3-11 mm Hg
- Reducing sodium in your diet can reduce systolic blood pressure by 1-4 mm Hg.
- Increasing physical activity can reduce systolic blood pressure by 4-10 mm Hg
- Managing and reducing daily stress can reduce systolic blood pressure by 1-5 mm Hg
To view these and other interesting relationships in an infographic, visit https://hearthabit.io/hypertension-prevention-infographic.html
About Heart Habit (http://hearthabit.io)
Through a smart mobile app and clinical program for stroke prevention, Heart Habit enables users to manage their condition more effectively on an ongoing basis and deliver the most actionable, individualized hypertension reports to physicians for accurate and timely treatment. Heart Habit uses machine learning, automation and a compelling consumer experience to deliver automated pre-hypertension and hypertension clinical workflows, personalized insights, recommendations, education and gamification to drive high user engagement and improve compliance in order to bring high blood pressure under control and prevent serious health consequences such as stroke, heart attack and kidney failure.