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Using your insoles I could feel the difference immediately and left me with no pain at all afterwards, so thanks for your help.

High Blood
Pressure Relief, Naturally!

Blood Pressure influences our risk of having a stroke or heart attack
There is a massive epidemic of serious health problems associated with high blood pressure. In 2005, 35% of men & 28% of women in England had high blood pressure. mIn 2002 the World Health Report estimated that around 11% of all disease in developed countries is caused by raised blood pressure, and that over 50% of coronary heart disease and 75% of strokes in developed countries is due to high blood pressure.
You are probably more at risk from high blood pressure than swine flu!

You are in control!
With the right information and action, you can lower your blood pressure to avoid a heart attack or stroke. Changing your lifestyle is probably the single most important thing most people can do.
Things you can do include:
Eat less salt
Drink less alcohol
Reduce your fat intake
Eat more fruit and vegetables
Take regular aerobic exercise like Walking!

Walking has been shown to have a dramatic effect on lowering blood pressure and has been proven to help prevent high blood pressure from developing.

30 minutes of walking 3 times a week may be enough to help lower blood pressure and start you
on the path to better health. A new study shows that even a little bit of weekly exercise is enough to
lower blood pressure and improve overall health. The results showed that 30 minutes of walking three times a week - even if it was broken into 10-minute walks throughout the day - was enough to have a healthy effect on blood pressure as well as measurements around the waist and hip.

National guidelines recommend that people exercise at least 30 minutes a day on most days of the week to maintain optimum health. But few people achieve that goal, citing lack of time as the biggest obstacle.
Researchers say these results may help motivate people to fit in even a little exercise here and there to benefit their health.

Researcher Mark A. Tully of Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, says a decrease of a few points in blood pressure and a few centimeters in the waist and hips is enough to significantly reduce the risk of death due to heart disease. They say the study shows even moderate exercise below the recommended levels can still have benefits.

Runright Stepfree Clinic is here to help you enjoy walking painfree.
We are joining together with Natural England and the British Heart Foundation to Sponsor 'Walks For Health' in the Helston area. Theses 'Walks For Health' will be led by trained staff who will gently guide you in your goal of getting back to regular physical activity. There will be no cost to those who participate, it is completely free to attend. Please phone 01326 565 565 for more information and a helpful advice sheet or drop in to the clinic between 10am and 5pm Tuesday through Friday.
We are located right next to 'Outback Trading' in Helston which probably has the largest range of 'fitness walking' shoes and boots in Cornwall.

If you are not participating in frequent exercise already then always start slowly to avoid injury!
Please check with your GP first if you have a pre-existing condition or are over 40 years of age.
High Blood Pressure Relief, Naturally!

Sixth in a series of News Editorials on the 'Benefits of Walking'.

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