5 lifestyle changes to control high blood pressure without medication

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5 lifestyle changes to control high BP

Your lifestyle plays an important role in treating your high Blood Pressure. If you successfully control your BP with a healthy lifestyle, you might avoid, delay or reduce the need for medication. Here are few simple tips that you can follow.

Lose extra pounds and watch your waistline

Weight loss is one of the most effective lifestyle changes for controlling blood pressure. Losing even a small amount of weight if you're overweight or obese can help reduce your blood pressure.

Exercise Regularly

If you have elevated blood pressure, exercise can help you avoid developing hypertension. If you already have hypertension, regular physical activity can bring your blood pressure down to safer levels.

Eat a healthy diet

Eating a diet that is rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products and skimps on saturated fat and cholesterol can lower your blood pressure.

Reduce excess sodium in your diet

Even a small reduction in the sodium in your diet can improve your heart health and reduce blood pressure.

Reduce your stress

Chronic stress may contribute to high blood pressure. Occasional stress also can contribute to high blood pressure if you react to stress by eating unhealthy food, drinking alcohol or smoking. Take some time to think about what causes you to feel stressed, such as work, family, finances or illness.

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