Andy


About Andy

Andy writes for a number of health related sites but has always been fascinated by alternative medicine and home remedies. His deep interests in nature and the body's innate ability to heal itself (given the right condition) have lead him to a pivotal time in his life - and so, Holistic Home Fitness was born. While it's relatively new at the moment, Andy wants to build this site into a huge reference site for a more holistic approach to health and fitness.

Low Blood Pressure

Low blood pressure is given the medical term “Hypotension” (as opposed to hypertension which is high blood pressure). Low blood pressure occurs when the pressure in the blood vessels falls below normal limits. Although different sources have different criteria for low blood pressure, we can assume that anything below 90/60 […]


Effects of smoking on blood pressure 6

In this blood pressure experiments, I used a home blood pressure monitor (upper arm cuff), to measure my blood pressure before, during and after smoking a large cigar. I took readings every 5 minutes or so, to see if smoking would cause changes to my blood pressure. Incidentally, I am […]


Blood pressure variations during the day 3

In this first of many blood pressure experiments, I used a home blood pressure monitor (upper arm cuff), to measure my blood pressure during my waking day. The readings were not taken at specific intervals, and I have made no attempt to show on this graph when I ate food, […]


Blood Pressure Experiments

Let me just first state that I am not a medical doctor.  The experiments I have carried out on this site were carried out to satisfy my own curiosity, as I do have scientific training.  I do not recommend you try any of these yourself – consult your doctor if […]


Using Home Blood Pressure Monitors

Blood Pressure Monitors Before we look at how to use a home blood pressure digital monitor, and which ones are the best, let’s first consider what the blood pressure readings will mean. These figures are taken from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Systolic Pressure Diastolic Pressure Normal < […]