Digital Blood Pressure Monitors

Written by Patricia Tunstall
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Digital blood pressure monitors provide easy-to-read displays and give the measurements of your systolic (upper number) and diastolic (lower number) blood pressure so you don't have to read and interpret manual monitors. Your heart pumps roughly 100,000 times a day! If your blood pressure is approaching high levels, say, 140/90, your physician might recommend drug treatment because of the harm that is done to organs by high pressure.

The tiny blood vessels going to your eyes, brain, heart, and kidneys are damaged over time by high blood pressure. Cardiovascular disease is still the #1 killer of adults every year! The latest medical guidelines indicate your blood pressure should be at 120/80 or lower.

Digital Blood Pressure Monitors for Home Use

Anyone whose blood pressure is consistently over 120/80 might consider getting digital blood pressure monitors for home use. Certainly anyone with high pressure should keep an eye on it, even if you are on medication. For exercise purposes, however, digital blood pressure monitors can be used during breaks in a workout, but are impractical on runs.

What can be used, however, because of their convenience, are heart rate monitors, which consist of chest strap transmitters and fitness watches that act as receivers. These monitors keep accurate track of your heart rate zone (and when you leave it), your pulse, and other vital details about your body performance. By providing exact measurements of your physical responses to exercise, these fitness instruments help make your workouts safe ones.

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