Research has shown that daily exercise is crucial to maintaining sound health
High Blood Pressure or hypertension usually have no warning signs, yet it can lead to life threatening conditions like Heart attack or Stroke. By living a healthy lifestyle, you can keep your blood pressure in a healthy range.
Eat a healthy diet - Choose healthy meal and snack options to help you avoid high blood pressure and it's complications. Be sure to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Choose your diet carefully, let it be rich in fiber, protein, and potassium but low in salt and fats. Your doctor can help you with this.
Maintain a Healthy Weight - Your weight will not only determine your risk of having high blood pressure, it even determines how much you can perform in your day to day activities. Having overweight or obesity increases your risk of having high blood pressure. So try your best to keep yourself at healthy weight by choosing healthy food and having enough exercise.
Exercise frequently - Physical activity (exercise) can help keep you at healthy weight and lower the risk of high blood pressure. Get at least 2hrs and 30 min of moderate intensity exercise like walking every week. That's about 30 min a day, 5 days a week. Children and adolescents should get 1hr of exercise daily.
Stop smoking - Smoking will undoubtedly raise blood pressure and puts you at higher risk of Heart attack and Stroke. If you do not smoke, do not start but if you do, it's better you quit so as to lower your risk of having high blood pressure.
Limit how much alcohol you drink - Do not drink too much alcohol if you even have to at all. It raises the blood pressure. Men should take no more than 2 alcoholic drinks per day and women should take no more than 1 alcoholic drinks per day.
Ensure you have enough rest - Having enough sleep is crucial to your overall health, and it is part of keeping your health vessels healthy. Not getting enough sleep on regular basis is linked to an increased risk of heart disease. So get enough rest daily.
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