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 Healthy

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

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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