What Increases Your Blood Pressure?
There are two measurements that are considered “significant predictors of hypertension (high blood pressure): body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC). But these predictors differ based on gender. According to the study “BMI played an important role in hypertension risk among males, but WC in females.” So if you are a guy, watch your BMI (click here for an easy BMI calculator). Ladies, on the other hand, watch your waist.