Heart Health and Blood Pressure: How Are They Related?

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, as it is more commonly known, is often referred to as the “silent killer”. In most cases, hypertension doesn’t present with any specific symptoms and can go unnoticed for years, until it is often too late. The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 75 million Americans (32% of the population) suffer from hypertension.

When is a healthy BMI not good enough?

For decades, Body Mass Index (BMI) has been the oft-spoken about predictor of health within the medical community in both the positive and negative camps. Whilst it remains a guideline to a healthy weight based on the height of a person, BMI falls short in certain crucial parameters, such as its ability to distinguish between muscle and fat, as well as where the fat is located.