A healthy heart starts with a healthy weight. Did you know that your risk of high blood pressure increases with each kilo gained? That’s why maintaining a healthy body weight can help you prevent hypertension — a condition that makes you more susceptible to heart attacks and strokes.
Manage your blood pressure and weight together with OMRON’s connected blood pressure monitors and smart scales, and don’t give hypertension a chance. OMRON VIVA, the smart body composition monitor with EVOLV smart blood pressure monitor can help you influence your heart’s health.
OMRON is the number one recommended brand by cardiologists for home blood pressure monitors in Europe.
It’s all about routine
Keeping a healthy heart is about routine. Get in the habit now. Regularly tracking blood pressure and weight together is a brilliant way to discover the impact of your lifestyle on your heart health and understand what makes you tick.
Why BP increases with weight
When you gain weight, your body produces more tissue and hence a higher volume of blood. Also, the more weight you gain, the stiffer your arteries may become.
In order to pump a higher volume of blood throughout less flexible avenues, your heart needs to make a bigger effort, and your blood pressure might end up increasing. Controlled intervention studies conducted on obese hypertensive patients showed both systolic and diastolic blood pressure fell by about 1 mmHg for every 1kg of weight loss. That’s why those trying to reduce their blood pressure should work towards losing weight.
Know you’re healthy
There’s feeling healthy, then there’s knowing. Your blood pressure changes all the time and that’s perfectly normal. To see real progress, you need to track results over time and identify what situations make your blood pressure rise, and what’s the impact of your weight on your blood pressure readings.
All in one place with OMRON connect
Store all your blood pressure and weight data in one place using OMRON connect. Insert notes next to your blood pressure readings to understand what affects your body and compare your numbers with the blood pressure reference values used by the European Society of Cardiology.
What you get using connected blood pressure monitors and smart scales with OMRON connect:
All your measurements at a glance
Downloadable reports to share with your doctor
Get simple explanations of what your numbers mean
Celebrate your small victories
Trying to lead a healthier lifestyle can be daunting. Setting achievable and realistic goals is essential to building new habits in the long run.
Finally, indulge yourself from time to time. Savour the small things and celebrate your small victories towards a healthy heart.