Your arteries are responsible for carrying oxygen-rich blood away from your heart to fuel organs and muscles all over your body providing much needed oxygen and energy, so it’s important that they are in tip top condition to maintain your heart health.
Blood pumps into your arteries at a high pressure which is why healthy arteries are like a supple, flexible hose pipe aiding the pulse of blood by opening and closing to ease the flow around the body. In contrast, unhealthy arteries are more like narrow steel pipes with thick, rigid walls, putting the heart under more pressure in pumping oxygen-rich blood into the artery as there is less space for the blood to flow.
Our infographic will give you a quick reference guide to help ensure your arteries remain supple and healthy to help your heart do its job and maintain a healthy blood pressure.
A healthy lifestyle will help to keep your arteries healthy. Find easy ways to make sure you have a healthy diet and get enough movement. This will also help maintain normal blood pressure so that your cardiovascular system can work efficiently without putting extra pressure on your heart.
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Regular blood pressure monitoring will help you keep on top of your health and make lifestyle adjustments to lower your blood pressure and improve your heart health, easing the impact on your heart and arteries.
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