You might be surprised to notice that you’re starting to gain weight when in fact you don’t really think you’re eating more. You begin to feel very heavy and feel pain in your chest. You get uncomfortable by sudden flushing and dizziness accompanied by headaches and shortness of breath. Then you may be suffering from high blood pressure. Although these symptoms are not conclusive of the disease—some of those who have HBP do not have these symptoms at all—it is still best to get a medical check-up and take precautionary steps before it’s too late. HBP remains one of the leading risk factors for stroke and other heart-related complications.
Studies also found out that high blood pressure is a comorbidity of obesity—that is, obese people have high risks of having the disease. Moreover, obesity is also associated to various illnesses including cancer and diabetes. As you age, your metabolic functions slow down so you tend to accumulate more fat than you were younger. Heredity is mostly responsible for 30% to 70% of the cases, but several studies show that environmental factors also play a significant role in the increasing prevalence of obesity. Diet abundant in fat and calories, less physical activities can account for its development.
It is important that as early as now, you begin to take proactive steps to prevent these diseases progressing and gain control over life and health. Whether you like it or not, aging is what lies ahead and it has its own challenges and complications. You have to plan for it as well to achieve optimum health.
Sharon Brangman, MD, AGSF, spokeswoman for the American Geriatrics Society, tells WebMD, “The more you do in middle age to prepare yourself for successful aging, the better.”
“Women in perimenopause and menopause tend to accumulate fat around the waist and hips, and men get the gut,” says Brangman. “The best way to fight it is with increasing exercise, reducing alcohol intake — because a lot of alcohol calories go right to the gut — and reducing calorie intake. Also, increase your healthy fat intake — omega-3 fatty acids and unsaturated fats. And eliminate trans fats completely because there’s no safe amount of those.”
Taking food supplements that are rich in Resveratrol, Wine Extract, and Grape Seed Extract has proven its benefits based on clinical tests. Resveratrol, which is found in wine, is known for its powerful anti-aging properties. This is because resveratrol is thought to stimulate the SIRT1 gene. This gene is the one responsible for reducing fat stores during low calorie diets. These findings claim that a regular intake of resveratrol can have a significant effect on your body’s ability to maintain cardiovascular health. To prove these, French people, known for their preference for wine, have low levels of cardiovascular disease despite their fatty diet. Grape Seed Extract, also a potent antioxidant with anti-aging capacity, delivers the same benefits to your body. It not only gives you less wrinkles and lines but also protects you from developing heart related-illnesses such as high blood pressure. And these powerful antioxidants are found in LifeBotanica’s Age-Defying. The products powerful formulation allows you to safeguard your health even as you age. It is also proven to slow down the aging process so you can still look good and young regardless of the number of years you add. Along with exercise and healthy diet, taking two capsules a day can spell a huge difference on how you will spend your life in your 60’s.
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