10 Tips to control High Blood Pressure
Increase your physical activity
Do not miss a daily moderate activity of 30 to 45 minutes, such as walking, jogging or cycling
Aim for a healthy weight
If you are overweight it increases your risk of high blood pressure. Always maintain a healthy weight according to your age and height.
Choose foods low in salt and sodium
Read nutrition labels, and please note almost all packaged foods contain sodium.
Eat more fruits, vegetables, grains, and low-fat dairy foods.
Spices and Herbs
Use spices and herbs instead of salt to season the food you prepare at home.
Stop or Restrict Alcohol
Alcohol is a major cause of hypertension. It is always good to stop or restrict alcohol.
Avoid tobacco and also second hand smoking.
Take medicines regularly
If doctor has prescribed medicine for high blood pressure, make sure it is taken regularly as instructed.
Check blood pressure regularly
Check blood pressure regularly. Make sure it is less than 140/90 mm Hg. If your systolic pressure is over 140, contact your doctor immediately.
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