Fitness and Health-Blood Pressure

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What is blood pressure measured in?
millimetres of mercury mmHg
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What is systolic pressure?
the maximum pressure the heart produces
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What is diastolic pressure?
the blood pressure between heart beats
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What can increase blood pressure?
stress,high,alcohol intake,smoking and being overweight
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What can decrease blood pressure?
regular exercise and eating a balanced diet
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What can high blood pressure lead to?
blood vessels to burst which can cause damage to the brain
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What can low blood pressure lead to?
dizziness and fainting as the blood supply to the brain is reduced
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What is systolic pressure?

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the maximum pressure the heart produces

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What is diastolic pressure?

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What can increase blood pressure?

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What can decrease blood pressure?

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