Fitness and Blood Pressure

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  • Fitness and Blood Pressure
    • Healthy Definition
      • Being free of any infections or diseases
    • Fit Definition
      • A measure of how well you perform in physical tasks.
      • Fitness measures strength, speed, agility and flexibility
        • Stamina is an indication of cardiovascular efficiency
          • Fit Definition
            • A measure of how well you perform in physical tasks.
            • Fitness measures strength, speed, agility and flexibility
              • Stamina is an indication of cardiovascular efficiency
      • Blood Pressure
        • Blood is being pumped around the body under pressure
        • Pumped around the body with contractions of the heart
        • Factors to increase blood pressure: Smoking, Being overweight, drinking too much alcohol, being under a lot of stress.
          • High blood pressure can cause strokes, brain damage and kidney damage as the blood vessels burst as they are under too much pressure.
          • Low blood pressure can cause problems such as poor circulation which would lead to fainting and being dizzy.
        • High blood pressure can be linked to smoking.
          • Factors to increase blood pressure: Smoking, Being overweight, drinking too much alcohol, being under a lot of stress.
            • High blood pressure can cause strokes, brain damage and kidney damage as the blood vessels burst as they are under too much pressure.
            • Low blood pressure can cause problems such as poor circulation which would lead to fainting and being dizzy.
          • Carbon monoxide combiines with haemoglobin in red blood cells so they are unable to carry as much oxygen.
          • Nicotine increases heart rate and therefore the heart needs to contract more often.

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