What to Keep in mind in Managing Your Blood Pressure?

Managing your blood pressure is one of the most important steps to take in monitoring your health. And it doesn’t have to take a lot of work. In fact, small improvements to your lifestyle can help. Below are some of the simple steps that can be followed to help manage your blood pressure:

Eat Smart

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The kind of food we eat influences the state of our health and your blood pressure level in many ways. From what I have learned so far, I will advise you try to find low-fat, low-sodium substituted that also taste great.

I mentioned tasting great because it is still important for you to feel good about what you eat. Studies have shown that the emotional association with food intake affect our body system as well.

Also, try as much as possible to eat unprocessed natural food. For instance, the potassium found in bananas and carrots is nature’s best medicine for your heart.

Kick the Habits

Try as much as possible to minimize your alcohol and cigarette intake.

Exercise

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I struggled with finding the best kind of exercise for myself in the past. But exercising doesn’t have to be complicated. Just be a little more active.  For instance, walk instead of drive; take the stairs instead of the elevator, etc.

Reduce Your Stress

We all suffer from one form of stress or the other. Stress is a normal part of life. However, it’s important to be conscious of the fact that too much stress can increase the risk of heart disease. Relax by doing things you enjoy. Whether it is yoga, walking, or gardening your heart can benefit.

Monitor Your Blood Pressure at Home

It took me a while to get into this. Monitoring your blood pressure at home on a regular basis provides you and your doctor with the information to best manage your blood pressure.

I have found it very helpful in keeping things in balance. There are many options of devices you can use now to monitor your blood pressure. A Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor is just one of the examples.

Discuss with your doctor on other ways how you can better your heart.

Warning: It is recommended that persons with severe hypertension, severe diabetes or severe arteriosclerosis consult their physician prior to measuring blood pressure at the wrist.