Drinking and Blood Pressure Has to do With Habits

Excessive alcohol consumption can raise your blood pressure to unhealthy levels.

Drinking and Blood Pressure Has to do With Habits

Excessive alcohol consumption can raise your blood pressure to unhealthy levels. Your blood pressure starts rising temporarily after three or more alcoholic beverages, but with binge drinking, it can lead to a long-term chronic disease and the development of a bad habit. Drinking in moderation can prevent your blood pressure from rising.

Blood pressure is the pressure of blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels. High blood pressure reduces the blood flow to your heart, forcing your heart to work harder to pump enough blood. Tracking your blood pressure daily can help you identify your risk for heart disease, better understand your overall health, and lower your healthcare cost.

Chronic diseases — such as diabetes, cancer, asthma, and heart disease — are the leading causes of death and disability. The United States spends $4 trillion (around $12,000 per person) annually on healthcare, and more than 75% went to treating the rising prevalence of chronic diseases. Fortunately, Harvard School of Public Health, and Stanford Center on Longevity’s evidence-based research proved that building healthy lifestyle habits can prevent chronic disease, extend longevity, and improve quality of life.

The Liu Charitable Foundation thus devoted the charitable Lively Habits App and a series of Lively Habits Video intended to educate, motivate, and condition personal behavior change by integrating 10 evidence-based lifestyle habits to benefit public health for a low-cost and low-maintenance healthy life. Download the Lively Habits app to help you keep track of your 10 healthy lifestyle habits. Go Lively!

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