If you are among the individuals who has been diagnosed with high blood pressure, then you might be definitely be worried about taking medication to bring those numbers down. It is believed and said that lifestyle plays a major role in treating high blood pressure. If you are successful in controlling high blood pressure through a healthy lifestyle you must avoid, delay or reduce the need of medication you have been taking. Given here are the ten major strategies and lifestyle changes you can make in order to lower down your blood pressure keeping it down to a lower level.
1Reducing sodium in your diet:
Even a smaller bit of reduction of sodium in your diet can reduce your blood pressure by 2 to 8mm hg. The effect of sodium intake in terms of blood pressure varies among a different people and groups. In short try and limit sodium to less than 2,300 milligrams a day or less. Reducing a lower sodium intake by 1,500 a day or less is more appropriate for people having greater salt sensitivity including
- Africans Americans
- Anyone who is above the age of 51
- Someone who is diagnosed with blood pressure, diabetes, or chronic kidney diseases.