Today is World Hypertension Day. The day itself is not popular but the condition is almost a household name. According to WHO, 46% of African adults (aged @5 and above) is already hypertensive. That is a large figure but our lifestyle attests to the figure. More than half of this figure does not even know that they are hypertensive which is really dangerous.
Modern lifestyle factors are responsible for a growing burden of hypertension: physical inactivity, salt-rich diets with processed and fatty foods, and alcohol and tobacco use. Hmm, are you guilty of anyone?
8 Natural Ways To Lower Your High Blood Pressure Or Maintain It.
- Shed the extra weight; start a weight loss program if you are obese.
- Exercise regularly; at least 30 minutes of exercise 5 days a week have been proven to have a significant effect on blood pressure level.
- Eat healthy meals; start a DASH diet full of whole grains, fruits and more of greens.
- Less salt, less processed foods.
- Little or no alcohol.
- Quit smoking.
- Reduce stress; you can’t always do or have it all.
- Monitor your blood pressure at home and visit your doctor regularly.
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