Full disclosure. I had never heard of this until about a month ago. But after I found out about it, I thought it was certainly relevant information to know if you care at all about your health. According to my friends over at Wikipedia, Pulse Wave Velocity” is the velocity at which the arterial pulse propagates through the circulatory system. PWV is used clinically as a measure of arterial stiffness. It is easy to measure invasively and non-invasively in humans, is highly reproducible, has a strong correlation with cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality, and was recognized by the European Society of Hypertension as an indicator of target organ damage and a useful additional test in the investigation of hypertension. A high pulse wave velocity (PWV) has also been associated with poor lung function.”
So the next questions should be how do I get mine checked and how do I fix it if it’s bad.
After I found out what is was, I decided to see how I could get mine measured. Outside of the Dr’s Office I could only find 2 devices that could do it. And I just bought one of them. A new version of a Withings Scale has it included in it’s features. This will be included in our initial health and fitness assessments from now on here at Premier Fitness. If you’re interested in having yours measured we will do it for $10.
If you get a bad reading, now what? You’re never guess what helps make it better. I’ll give you a hint, it’s what i’ve been preaching for 20 years now. That’s right, proper diet and exercise. If you struggle with this let us help. Click here to find people like you that use to groan when they heard “diet and exercise”.