6 Easy Steps to Lower your Blood Pressure

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6 Easy Steps to Lower your Blood Pressure

  • MAINTAIN A HEALTHY WEIGHT
    Check with your health care provider to see if you need
    to lose weight. If you do, lose weight slowly using a
    healthy eating plan and engaging in physical activity.

 

  • BE PHYSICALLY ACTIVE
    Engage in physical activity for a total of 30 minutes on
    most days of the week. Combine every day chores with
    moderate-level sporting activities, such as walking or
    climbing stairs, to achieve your physical activity goals.

 

  • PLAN TO EAT HEALTHY
    Set up a healthy eating plan with foods low in saturated
    fat, total fat, and cholesterol, and high in fruits,
    vegetables, and low-fat dairy foods. Keep track of your
    meals to note nutrition values of the foods you eat.

 

  • REDUCE SODIUM IN YOUR DIET
    Choose foods that are low in salt and other types of
    sodium. Use spices such as garlic and onions to add
    flavor to your meals without adding more sodium. Check
    nutrition labels for pre-packaged foods for high sodium.

 

  • MODERATE ALCOHOLIC DRINKS

    In addition to raising blood pressure, too much alcohol
    can add unneeded calories to your diet. If you drink
    alcoholic beverages, have only a moderate amount – one
    drink a day for women, two drinks a day for men.

 

  • TAKE MEDICATIONS ON TIME
    If you need drugs to help lower your blood pressure. Use notes
    and other reminders to help you remember to take your
    drugs. Ask your family to help you with reminder phone
    calls and messages. Or call InTouch today to learn how
    we can help you with medication management.


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