Part of living a happy life is staying healthy! If we think about it, staying fit and healthy is a product of the many decisions we make—whether it be what we eat or drink, or do in our daily routine. When we make the right health decisions today, we can prevent or manage the risk of certain illnesses we can have in the future—such as osteoporosis, cancer, and hypertension!

It’s important to know about hypertension, also called high blood pressure, since it is a “silent killer.” According to the World Health Organization (WHO), most people who have the condition are unaware of it since they may not experience any warning symptoms. This is why it is important to have your blood pressure checked by a healthcare professional, who can make an overall assessment of your health and what you can do about it. Your blood pressure is considered hypertensive if the upper number (systolic blood pressure) constantly measures ≥140 mmHg and/or if the lower number (diastolic blood pressure) reads ≥90 mmHg. The illness is linked to many health conditions that can be prevented, such as heart disease, stroke, and even kidney failure.

You are more likely to have hypertension if you often include excess fats, salts, and sugar in your diet, live a sedentary or physically inactive lifestyle, or drink alcohol and smoke regularly. A study from the Philippine Heart Association (PHA) says that some characteristics common among hypertensives regardless of age were higher waist circumference and higher BMI (body mass index). It also pays to make some health adjustments to your lifestyle, since blood pressure actually increases as you age. The WHO states that a risk factor for hypertension is if you are 65 years old and above. Among the elderly in the Philippines, hypertension prevalence is at 72%.

To make sure you can prevent or manage hypertension, you can try to eat more fruits and vegetables, and consume less salts, fats, and alcohol. You don’t necessarily have to eat less food—rather, you can just replace unhealthy food with those that are more nutritious. It’s also important not to smoke. You can also try to squeeze in some physical activity in your day, such as walking or even yoga, to get your heart muscles pumping. Don’t forget to also manage your stress and get enough sleep so that your body is able to recover and prepare for the next day. Lastly, to support your health and increase your defense against disease, you can take food supplements such as Organique Acai Premium Blend. The mix of antioxidants such as anthocyanin, as well as vitamins such as Vitamin A and B. Anthocyanins have been found to have anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce your risk of hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases. It’s also all-natural and safe to take for all ages. Just take one shot glass 30 minutes before breakfast!

To know more about Organique Açaí Premium Blend, visit organique.com.ph or call hotline, 0969-1754233. Available in all Mercury drugstores, S&R outlets and other major drugstores and supermarkets near you.


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