Blood pressure is a key component of your overall health. When your blood pressure is high, it puts an extra load on your arteries and on your heart. The higher your blood pressure is, the higher your risk of health problems in the future.
You can have high blood pressure and not experience any obvious symptoms (until something big hits like a stoke or heart attack). Some people with very high blood pressure experience nose bleeds, headaches or dizziness. Because the effects of high blood pressure can be severe, prevention and regularly monitoring your blood pressure are vital.
5 Lifestyle Tips to Prevent High Blood Pressure:
· Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight increases your chances of having high blood pressure. Carrying excess weight increases the pressure on your heart, raises blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and lowers HDL (good) cholesterol levels. Studies show that loosing even a small amount of weight can improve your blood pressure.
· Exercise Daily. You have a lower chance of getting high blood pressure if you are exercising daily. Regular moderate-to-vigorous activity will go a long way to keeping high blood pressure at bay. Make movement a part of your daily routine.
· Ditch the Stress. When you’re stressed out, your blood pressure goes up and your heart beats more rapidly. Living in a stressed state for long periods of time could be damaging to your health and longevity.
· Know Your Numbers. Check your blood pressure regularly. This can be done in your doctor’s office, at many pharmacies, or with a variety of tools and apps.
· Skip the Salt. Choose a plant-based diet full of healthy gluten free high fiber carbs, healthy fats and lean protein. Eliminate processed foods and snacks from your diet (these are loaded with hidden sodium). Salt keeps excess fluid in the body that can add to the burden on your heart.
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