5 Key Steps to Control Your Blood Pressure
Uncontrolled high blood pressure also known as hypertension which can be danger to our health. Most of the time hypertension is without symptoms.If left untreated it may result of heart attack, stroke, blind, kidney failure and other health threats.
Learn about checking your blood pressure regularly and make sure to keep it below 120/80mmHg. However, if you’ve been diagnosed with hypertension, your healthcare professional will give you a personal target to reduce it gradually.
Let’s try these simple lifestyle changes to control your blood pressure:
- Maintain a Healthy Weight – Maintain your Body Mass Index (BMI) within 18.5-24.9 which is under normal range. BMI less than 18.5 is considered as underweight whereas BMI more than 24.9 is considered as overweight.
- Be a Physically Active – Regularly exercise may help to reduce blood pressure 8mmHg over 6mmHg. Keep it at least 150 minutes moderate intensity exercise per week.
- Eat a Healthy Diet – Have a balance and healthy diet will reduce the blood pressure. Focus on high fibre, low saturated fat diet
- Reduce Sodium – Keep your sodium intake less than 2400mg per day, which is greater association the blood pressure
- Limit the Alcohol – drink within the recommended intake (1 for women, 2 for men)
A healthy and balance diet will help to reduce blood pressure as well. Find out more in our post on 8 ways to add Omega 3 into your diet.