Lifestyle plays a crucial role in treating patients with high blood pressure, when sufferers follow a healthy and active lifestyle plan, the need for medicated treatments can be delayed, reduced or in some cases, it can be avoided altogether.
If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, then you will know that there are many small things you can do each day to keep high BP at bay.
Obviously, the first and probably most imperative suggestion is exercise. Hypertensive patients who participated in brisk walks lowered press by nearly 8mmhg over 6mmhg. Vigorous cardio exercise can really challenge the ticker and bring that pressure right down.
Reducing your sodium intake can work wonders; it has been proven that even a small reduction in sodium to your diet could reduce your BP by 2 – 10mm Hg. It’s strongly recommend for those who are limiting sodium consumption, to maintain a food diary and log how much sodium you are taking in each day. Many of us track calories on a regular basis, yet sodium is often overlooked.
Most of us are overworked and overtired, so take a break from the office! Putting in more than 41 hours a week at office raises the risk of hypertension by over 15%. More time at the office equals less team to eat sleep and relax, so leave that paperwork on your desk, it will still be there tomorrow.