Thursday, 16 August 2007

Stand up straight for low blood pressure!

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If you've got high blood pressure it could be about more than just your diet and your genes -- it might be going up because of your posture. Experts have long suspected a link between the blood vessels in the neck and back and a person's blood pressure and heart rate, and now they've found the proof. Due to a newly discovered neurological pathway it's now known that slouching at your desk, or neglecting to stand up straight, can end up raising your blood pressure and putting your health at risk.

So when your mom used to tell you to sit up straight she was helping you out with more than just good manners and appearance!

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