“Many women take on the role of main caregiver in their family—often with a natural tendency to place everyone else’s health ahead of their own. Add a full-time job to the equation and you have a perfect set up for chronic stress and seemingly little time to take care of themselves.
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.
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.