High blood pressure is a silent killer. It not only invites many heart diseases but also increases the risk of having a stroke. Millions of adults worldwide are living with hypertension or high blood pressure but only a few of them have it under control. Fortunately, this deadly disease can be treated by adopting some simple lifestyle modifications.
Here are simple ways to reduce the risk of having high blood pressure:
Limit the intake of calories in your diet. Try to maintain a healthy body weight.
Dietary approaches to stop hypertension is a flexible and balanced eating plan that encourages a healthy style of eating. This diet is rich in fruits, vegetables and low-fat milk products with reduced saturated fat intake.
Excess of sodium(salt) in the body absorbs the excess fluid due to its retention property and that creates an extra burden on the heart. Try to reduce its consumption to less than less than 2,300 milligrammes per day.
Physical workout keeps your heart muscles healthy. A morning exercise for 30 minutes can help the heart pump blood efficiently around the body.
Moderate or zero alcohol consumption has loads of feel-good benefits. Cutting down alcohol intake can protect against cardiovascular diseases.
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