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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Lifestyle Changes for Lower Blood Pressure

  • Get moving - with regular exercise
  • Focus on nutrition - Dash/Mediterranean Diet - mostly plant based and whole grains, make healthy choices and be mindful of portion sizes 
  • Cut the salt - read food labels and aim for 1500mg sodium or less per day
  • Take your medication - if you are superscribed medicine for high blood pressure, take it every day
  • Check you blood pressure
  • Lose weight - losing just 10 pounds can make a big difference
  • Cut back on alcohol - men; not more than 2 drinks/day and women; no more than one. 
  • Don't smoke - if you smoke, stop!
  • De-stress and sleep well

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