The human body is designed to SURVIVE. It has been seen time and time again that a body can endure quite a bit of abuse before it starts to manifest symptoms of decreased health.
It isn’t uncommon for an overweight body to experience quite a few health problems, such as high blood pressure. The three primary causes of high blood pressure include excess body fat, constant stress and structural damage to the arteries and capillaries.
When a body is overweight or obese, the excess fat itself becomes a physical obstacle for the body. More specifically, the passages (such as arteries and capillaries) of the body are crowded by fat, making these passages very narrow. This then forces the body to increase blood pressure so as to ensure that oxygen and nutrients are able to reach all parts of the body, especially those affected by stress.