Facts to help you manage high blood pressure (hypertension)
1.) Eat a well balanced, low salt diet.(Speak with your hcp)
A. A heart healthy diet is rich in fruits, veggies, whole grains, low fat dairy products, Skinless poultry and fish, nuts and legumes, non tropical vegetable oils
B. Limit sat and trans fat, sodium, red meat, sweets and sugar sweetened beverages
C. Read food labels and watch for foods high in sat or trans fats... these can raise your cholesterol
D. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet is designed to help you manage blood pressure.
2.) Limit alcohol
3.) Regular physical exercise (Speak with your hcp)
A..for most healthy ppl 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity exercise
B. To lower blood pressure or cholesterol aim for 40 min of moderate to vigorous exercise 3 to 4 times a week
4.) Maintain a healthy weight
5.) Take meds as prescribed
DISCLAIMER: This information is general hypertension education. It can be found on the American Heart Association's website. I'm not a physician and can not give medical advice, so consult with your licensed hcp with any concerns...this is not information to diagnose, cure, treat, prescribe, etc.
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