Saturday, February 7, 2015

Blood Pressure Monitor Review--The Cor 3 From Vanity Planet




Blood pressure is something you may not think about since many of its symptoms can often mimic other common ailments like headaches, fatigue, dizziness, nosebleeds or a flushed face. You may also be under the false impression that it does not happen to the young but older people.  If so, then you are treading on dangerous ground because you may be putting yourself unnecessarily at risk.

To determine blood pressure, you need to take two different measurements when you sit or lie relaxed for five minutes.  The first is the systolic number (the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats), being the top and largest number over the diastolic number (the pressure of the heart during rest as it refills with blood), which is at the bottom.

Normal blood pressure is 120/80 mm Hg, but it can fluctuate quickly.  Therefore, you could get several different readings in a span of a short time.  

Nonetheless, if you get a systolic reading of 140 or above or diastolic 90 or above, you need to pay attention to what it is telling you.  This does not mean panic, but the best way to know for sure is if you continue getting that same reading. 

To do this at home, a good way to monitor yourself is with a home blood pressure monitor like the one I received from Vanity Planet.  The model that I selected was their Cor 3, which is a wonderful thing to have to keep healthy.
Vanity Planet's Cor 3 Blood Pressure Monitor
Vanity Planet's Cor 3 Blood Pressure Monitor

The Cor 3 is an electronic blood pressure monitoring device that operates on 4-AAA batteries with an extra-large LCD display for easy viewing and an ergonomic arm cuff that auto-inflates.  This handy machine measures both systolic and diastolic pressures, besides also letting you to keep track of your pulse, and even has an irregular heartbeat detector for catching pulse irregularities.  Furthermore, it can store up to 60 readings with a date and time for an accurate record of your testing.


Vanity Planet's Cor 3 Blood Pressure Monitor with Cuff
Vanity Planet's Cor 3 Blood Pressure Monitor with ergonomic arm cuff 

The health of a heart is an important thing.  Though not the most romantic or typical type of Valentine’s Day gifts, a home blood pressure monitor such as the Cor 3 ($99) is a genuine way to express that love.  Visit Vanity Planet and check out this monitor as well as their other selection of products.


**Update**Thanks to Vanity PlanetNuts 4 Stuff readers can save 50% off the price of that blood pressure monitor by entering coupon code BPCOR3 at checkout!  

*Disclaimer: Free product was provided to facilitate this review--not my opinion.*

3 comments:

Wendy Browne said...

This would be a useful gift. I may buy one for my mom, who has issues with her bp.

Debbie Gifford said...

This would be a great gift for any loved one with high blood pressure. I can see i is a good quality one by the photo and review. I have issues with low blood pressure, often feeling faint. Guess that's much better at 55 especially than to have high blood pressure. Been wanting to tell you that you are absolutely gorgeous. I LOVE your hair. I wish I could wear my hair like that again but at 55, it does not look good on me at all. It ages me. For the past year, I have been wearing it up a lot and had cut only little until the other day, I cut about 6 inches off. My hair has really thinned out the past few years and I have got to get to the salon before going back to school in May and get a cut for volume. I love hair with volume! It is still at shoulder length but need a professional to give me the volume. lol

Mary B. (Nuts4Stuff) said...

Hi,

Low blood pressure needs to be taken seriously as well so do please keep a check on it. Fainting sounds scary. What did your doctor advise?

By the way, you are so sweet for such a nice compliment. I used to wear my hair shorter, but I have been growing it longer.

I used to have thin hair, but now it is thick. This may sound strange but
I got a very short layered cut once and ever since it grew back thicker than you could believe.