Nearly half the adult population in America have high blood pressure, some may not even know they have it. Blood pressure is the pressure of circulating blood against the walls of blood vessels. Having high blood pressure can reduce the flow of blood to your heart, forcing your heart to work harder in order to pump enough blood. Tracking your blood pressure daily can help you identify your risk for chronic diseases such as heart disease, better understand your overall health, and lower your healthcare cost.
You can go to your local pharmacy or doctor to check your blood pressure level. In addition, you can get a blood pressure monitoring device to check at home with proper training. When reading your blood pressure, you can use the figure below for reference. If you struggle with or have developed high blood pressure, try changing your lifestyle habits! Habits are a large part of our everyday lives and the decisions we make can affect our health.
Chronic diseases – such as diabetes, cancer, asthma, and heart disease – are leading causes of death and disability. The Liu Foundation offers philanthropic GoLively app and video series promoting evidence-based lifestyle habits to prevent chronic diseases. GoLively integrated Harvard, Stanford, and CDC’s Public Health findings into an easy-to-use behavior conditioning app and series of lifestyle motivation videos to prevent chronic diseases.
GoLively app and videos cover physical, mental, social, financial, and medical health aspects with 10 healthy lifestyle habits. GoLively enables corporate social responsibility to lower the annual $4 trillion spent on preventable chronic diseases in the United States. Healthy habits can lead to improved employee health, saving healthcare cost, increasing productivity, and morale. Download the Lively Habits app to help you keep track of your 10 healthy lifestyle habits. Go Lively!