Omron 790IT High Blood Pressure Monitor

Today I'm playing with the Omron HEM-790IT Blood Pressure Monitor. High Blood pressure can cause things like headaches, seizures, heart attacks, fatigues, shortness of breath and more. It is not something to take lightly.  According to

There are several categories of blood pressure, including:

  • Normal: Less than 120/80
  • Prehypertension: 120-139/80-89
  • Stage 1 hypertension: 140-159/90-99
  • Stage 2 hypertension: 160 and above/100 and above

One of the causes of hypertension is smoking, and (you guessed it) being over weight.

Who Is More Likely to Develop Hypertension?

  • People with family members who have high blood pressure.
  • People who smoke.
  • African-Americans.
  • Women who are pregnant.
  • Women who take birth control pills.
  • People over the age of 35.
  • People who are overweight or obese.
  • People who are not active.
  • People who drink alcohol excessively.
  • People who eat too many fatty foods or foods with too much salt

So today I show you the Omron HEM-790IT Blood Pressure monitor. It's got some great features. It can store up multipe users, and it keeps track of when your pressure was checked and stores it into memory. It comes with software so you can effortlessly keep track of your weight loss (it's the same software that works with the 720ITC pedometer so you can track your steps, and blood pressure in the same place.

There is an interesting feature where the unit will autmatically measure your pressure three times in a row and average the three. When I did this I measure at 133 over 82 so I would be classified as Prehypertension.

By lowering your blod pressure you decrease your chance of stroke by 35-40%, heart attack by 20-25%, and heart failure (more than 50%). (source  To reduce your chances of having high blood pressure, some key steps are lose weight, quit smoking, reduce the salt in your diet. do aerboic exercise a few times a week (30 minutes), eat a well blanaced diet such as the DASH diet.

For me, I needed a reason to keep me motivated. I needed a "Why am I exercising?" and this is it. I have borderline high blood pressure, and to me high blood pressure equals heart attack. With this unit it's easy to measure, and with the software easy to track your blood pressure. It retails for around $70 at This is money well spent, and could very easily save your life.

Are You Lost on the Way To Fitness?

Welcome to the first show of Logical Weight Loss sponsored by Vidaone Software

When you are lost the first thing you have to figure out is where you are. Then once you figure out where you are, you can figure out how to get to where you are going from where you are. For me, the coolest way to figure out where I am physically is by using Vidaone Fitness and Diet software.

Now I've asked Vidaone to sponsor the show because I am going to be naturally talking about their software (as I will be using it). So while they are a sponsor, they are a sponsor that I chose for the podcast because I'm using their software.

Another way to track your body is by using a body fat analyzer, and a heart rate monitor. Also, the next time you're in Wal-Mart be sure to go by the pharmacy and measure your blood pressure. You can check out links for the products at Amazon at

Again, by knowing where you are – you can figure out where you are going.

I saw a magazine today at the grocery, “Lose 30 lbs by Christmas.” First of all that is just not healthy. Second, lose 30 lbs of WHAT? Fat? Water? Muscle? It makes a difference.

Speaking of the grocery store. The next time you go there, go grab a gallon of milk and carry it with you (don't put it in the cart). Realize your body is working just as hard as you do carrying that extra weight. YOU can put the milk down. The body is forced to carry the weight you have put on over the years.

Now is the time to take a stand and evaluate yourself, come up with a plan, and take action to get back to fitness.

Our Next Will be About S.M.A.R.T. Goals.

You can do it. Live Right –┬áLose Weight – Live Long


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