Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to heart attack and stroke. The main causes of high blood pressure are a diet high in salt, fat, and cholesterol. Conditions such as diabetes, kidney problems, and high cholesterol can also lead to elevated blood pressure.
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1️⃣ Lose Weight
Blood pressure can increase when our weight increases. Losing weight is one of the most effective ways to control your blood pressure. Consider going for a walk every day to help stay in shape.
2️⃣ Exercise Regularly
Just like in tip 1, walking daily will help. You can also exercise with friends. This way, you can hold each other accountable.
3️⃣ Eat Healthy Foods
Focus on eating fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Make sure to read food labels when you shop. Start a food diary to keep track of your meal choices.
4️⃣ Reduce Stress
Sometimes, stress is unavoidable. Still, chronic stress can lead to high blood pressure. Avoid stress triggers when you can like driving in rush hour traffic. Leave earlier in the morning to avoid this stress. Set aside time for activities you enjoy.
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Source: Mayo Clinic