Skooter reporting 08/08/12
Someone suggested that there is a great alternative remedy for high blood pressure and the suggestion is - just boost your social status a little. Is that so? Well, according to researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, upward social mobility seems to help reduce the risk of high blood pressure in people, particularly those who were born into poor or underprivileged circumstances.
A team of Swedish researchers investigated the health and socioeconomic data collected from 12,000 same-sex twins who were born between 1926 and 1958. What they found was that high blood pressure was more common among adults with low socioeconomic status with an incredible risk of 42%. In addition to this fact, other factors associated with high blood pressure rates, includes: being born to parents with low socioeconomic position, having a low birth weight, being short in stature, weighing more, and drinking more alcohol.
This is what I thought amazing health news - the researchers also found that people with low socioeconomic status who climbed up in society reduced their risk of high blood pressure by nearly 20%, in contrast to those who remained at lower social status across two generations.
This health news certainly appears to suggest that adults who were born poor or underprivileged could reduce their risk of high blood pressure by enhancing their social category. Perhaps this claim is true only to the Swedish but not to all racial stock, I believe.
Well, if you believe this research, here are some tips to improve your social status and keep you on the road that boosts your physical health, (compliments from Cate Stevenson of doctorshealthpress.com):
--Learn to communicate effectively with others, make connections and let opportunities happen
--Volunteer with a group or business that you respect and this may open the door for a position of employment
--It's been said before, but…think positively! Exude confidence and interest in the things you pursue in life and you will find that good things (including an improved income) will inevitably come your way.