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EXERCISE AND HYPERTENSION-THE RISKS

A blood pressure reading of 140/90 mmHg at two or more readings indicates elevated blood pressure or hypertension. The first number, the systolic pressure, is a measurement of the pressure of blood against the artery walls during the contraction phase of the heart.
The second number, diastolic pressure, measures the pressure against the artery walls when the heart is resting between beats.
Hypertensive individuals have an increased risk of heart disease, atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries), arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), congestive heart failure, stroke, aortic aneurysm (a weakening in the aorta wall that can lead to rupture), and left-ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of the heart). Research has shown that regular, moderate exercise can reduce the systolic pressure by 13 points and the diastolic pressure as much as 18 points. This fact makes it possible for a person with mild hypertension to reduce their blood pressure to a normal level or keep the susceptible
individual from having elevated blood pressure levels.

Tune-Up is the best example of this type of aerobic exercise with resistance, which combines massage, acupressure, and reflexology in one single system.

Tune-Up has all five important benefits:

Enjoyable – A pleasant, positive response from the program insures compliance.

Safe & Simple – Reaching your goals should not interfere with other health conditions.

The program is simple to follow.

Effective – In a shorter period of time you should be able to reach all goals.

The energy you spend during the exercise program is applied for achieving more health benefits.

Universal - The exercise can be applied to different areas of the body to reach

different goals by people with different conditions, age, life style, etc.

Affordable - The price is a reasonable one-time payment.

You can start TUNE-UP with just a 2-minute session.


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