Friday, August 13, 2010

How To Prevent High Blood Pressure(HBP)

How To Prevent High Blood Pressure(HBP)

 High blood pressure may be prevented by living a healthy lifestyle, including some of the following:

    * eating a nutritious, low-fat diet;

    * exercising regularly;

    * decreasing salt (sodium) intake, read food labels so you know the salt content before you buy a product in the grocery store or eating a meal at a fast food restaurant, and avoid adding salt to foods;

    * maintain a healthy weight and if you are overweight or obese, try to lose weight;

    * drink alcohol in moderation;

    * stop smoking;

    * get routine health assessments and blood pressure screening;

    * taking your blood pressure medications as directed, even if you’re feeling fine; and

    * reduce stress and practice relaxation techniques, physical activity will help with this.

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