Take time to relax. Relaxation training and meditation help to reduce blood pressure. Spend 10 minutes in silence…meditating and calming the mind.
Maintain a healthy body weight. If you are overweight, losing even a small amount of weight can help to reduce your blood pressure and support a healthy heart.
Eat a healthy, balanced, low-fat diet. A high fiber, low fat diet will help to keep your blood pressure down, also reduce the amount of salt in your diet. Salt causes the body to retain water, which as a result increases blood pressure. Eating adequate calcium, magnesium and potassium are also important in blood pressure maintenance.
Participate in regular physical activity. Exercise helps to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and increase your overall cardiovascular health – just to name a few benefits! Start slowly and gradually build up your level of activity. Aim to do 20-30 minutes of aerobic exercise at least 3 times a week!
Limit alcohol intake to a maximum of two drinks a day. One drink is defined as 1 ounce of 80 proof spirit, 8 ounces of wine, or 10 ounces of beer. Excessive alcohol will increase blood pressure and the risk of a stroke.
Be smoke-free. Smoking temporarily raises blood pressure; it also leads to hardening of the arteries creating increased constriction in the blood vessels. Nicotine constricts the small blood vessels by about 30%.
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