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The Corporate Wellness Bible by Kate Cook

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3. Control your blood pressure

So you’re 120 over 80. Or maybe you’re 140 over 90. Be honest, do you really know what that means?

You’ve had your blood pressure checked. The doctor ‘hmm’s and says ‘That’s fine.’ You take a deep breath and ask, ‘What is it?’ Slowly your doctor raises her head and looks you straight in the eye.

Smiling nervously, you’re just about to tell her that it really doesn’t matter, feeling you’ve crossed the line, when she smiles and says, 120 over 80. Sighing you say great, OK, thank you, and leave as quickly as possible.

Two minutes later as you’re enjoying the moment the anti-climax hits you head-on. 120 over 80. My blood pressure is 120 over 80. So what? You’ve little idea what this means. It’s another number to ...

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