We are focusing on the important topic of high blood pressure awareness with a segment on healthy habits for lower blood pressure. You can reduce your high blood pressure by kicking in some healthy habits provided by Tim’s Home Medical Supplies. Our unique tips will bring you all you need to know about healthy habits for lowering blood pressure.
- Eat a balanced diet. When you eat well, you’ll feel well and your body will notice the difference. A well balanced diet means incorporating fruits, vegetables, lean protein and less sodium intake. Don’t forget to add whole grains, low-fat dairy and nuts to round out your diet. You can occasionally splurge on a burger or ice cream, but don’t go overboard too often.
- Reduce salt intake. We said this earlier, but we felt it needs its own category because lowering your sodium intake is so important to lowering your blood pressure. Try not to add salt to meals and while out to eat, look for healthier options on the menu.
- Maintain a healthy weight. If you follow our first piece of advice, eat a balanced diet, you will see a difference in your weight. A healthy weight is important to all aspects of your wellbeing. If you’re overweight, aim to lose 10 pounds and go down from there.
- Exercise regularly. Regular exercise can make you feel younger and keep you in shape. Staying physically active doesn’t mean you have to sign up for the local fitness center. You can easily exercise regularly by taking walks around your neighborhood, walking the dog or even gardening. The possibilities for free exercise are endless.