How To Reduce Blood Pressure
Blood pressure is the pressure exerted on the arteries. Blood pressure can differ from person to person. When your blood pressure is measured, it is expressed in two numbers such as 120/80 (healthy).
If your blood pressure is measured as 140/90 (or higher), then you are a patient of hypertension or high blood pressure and should strive to lower your blood pressure level. However, you should be aware that blood pressure rises with age and you should keep an eye on your blood pressure. You can reduce blood pressure in several ways.
- If you are overweight, you should aim to reduce your weight to within the guidelines for your height, body structure, and age. However, don’t start a crash diet, as this can create further problems for your body.
- Reduce your weight slowly through eating a sensible diet and doing some form of exercise. Try to incorporate exercise into your daily regime, start easily with walking and build up ton include more aerobic exercises.
- Reduce your intake of salty foods and avoid or cut down on alcohol. Including foods rich in calcium and potassium, as well as fish oils and magnesium can help reduce high blood pressure.
If you are living with high blood pressure, you should consult your primary care physician before making any lifestyle changes to be sure they are right for you.