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Lower your blood pressure and lose weight like Matthew!

Lower your blood pressure and lose weight like Matthew!

Matthew Burr from Albuquerque, New Mexico is on a journey to become a healthier version of himself. He recently shared his blood pressure and weight loss journey with us, and we are amazed! Not only did he manage to lower his blood pressure significantly, he also lost more than 45 pounds in 3 months! Read on to learn how he lowered his blood pressure by using QardioArm, our smart blood pressure monitor and reached a healthier weight with QardioBase, our smart scale and body analyzer.

I failed to lose weight in the past
Matthew joined a weight loss challenge that was hosted by his job, but he didn’t expect much from it as he attempted and failed losing weight for the previous 3 years.

“Right before the challenge, I had a visit with my doctor. She ran a full panel of tests and told me I needed to make some drastic changes to my sedentary lifestyle. My blood pressure was high and I was reluctantly placed on two medications to help bring this down. I also had ongoing chest pains”.

I come from a family that has a history of heart issues
The men in Matthew’s family live on average into their mid-50’s which had always been a concern. So Matthew knew it was important for him to start living a healthier lifestyle.

“My first official weigh in was in March 2017. I weighed 238 pounds, the heaviest I had ever been in my life. I was lethargic, in constant pain and my self-esteem was null. The men in my family live an average of 55 years. I want to break that cycle and live a good long life. One of the ways I can do that is by watching my weight. That’s what’s within my control.”

Monitoring my blood pressure was going to be a top priority
Weight loss often affects one’s blood pressure levels, so Matthew knew it was important to keep track of his blood pressure during his weight loss journey. He started making a thorough research to find a blood pressure monitor fitting his needs.

“I started looking for a blood pressure monitor that was going to be accurate, reliable, work with my phone and considered the best of the best as I did not want to take any more changes with my health.”

Qardio ticked all the boxes
Matthew decided to buy QardioArm wireless blood pressure monitor. He wanted something that would work wirelessly with his phone, was easy to use, record his measurements in an app, and was able to send his measurements to his doctor so they could follow his progress. The free Qardio App is full of useful features, making health management quick and easy – the way it should be.

“Qardio checked of all the boxes on my list. When I got my QardioArm, within minutes after opening the package, I was taking my first BP reading. I really liked that! As I lost weight I measured my blood pressure every day, and my QardioArm blood pressure cuff became the most important tool in my arsenal for weight loss.”
Lower your blood pressure - blood pressure readings
The QardioArm blood pressure monitor fits seamlessly into everyday life, allowing you to track and share blood pressure and heart rate the smart way. Store progress in the Qardio App, share measurements with loves ones, set goals and reminders, track irregularities or perform triple measurement averaging, and share all the data with your doctors.

My weight began to drop alongside my blood pressure
Matthew started to eat better and exercise, which helped lower his blood pressure and lose weight.

“As my blood pressure improved, I wanted to replace my scale as well. Since I was already so impressed with QardioArm, I decided to purchase QardioBase smart scale and body analyzer. The scale has it all, and was a breeze to set up and shared all the same cool features as my QardioArm.”

QardioBase also stores all measurements in the Qardio App. It is easy to setup and use, it measures weight, BMI and full body composition (body fat %, muscle, bone and water mass), gives the possibility to set weight loss goals, set up reminders so you never forget a weigh in, share the scale with others and can show smileys instead of numbers with the innovative Smart Feedback mode.

I never regretted joining the Qardio family
Matthew continues on his weight loss journey, and is thankful that his Qardio devices keep him accountable and motivated to keep pushing.

“The Qardio App also works on Apple Watch, making it easy for me to share my progress. I still use my QardioArm weekly and send the results do my doctor directly from the app to my doctors email.”
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I know QardioBase will help me across the finish line
Matthew’s next goal is 175 pounds, and he’s just 20 pounds away!

“I am certain that my QardioBase will help me reach my goals. Thank you for being my trusted partner Qardio!”

Congratulations on your weight loss so far and for becoming heart healthy Matthew! We are looking forward to continue following your progress.

If you have a story of your own, we would love to hear it! Email us at sharemystory@getqardio.com

Last updated: October 3, 2018

Lower your blood pressure and lose weight like Matthew!
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Lower your blood pressure and lose weight like Matthew!