Well it’s week 8 in the Go Red Better U Challenge, and we are talking “lowering blood pressure."
Lifestyle modifications to lower risks for high blood pressure include:
-Eating a heart-healthy diet, which may include reducing salt
-Enjoying regular physical activity
-Maintaining a healthy weight
-Limiting alcohol and avoiding tobacco smoke
Tips for managing blood pressure:
Check list for managing blood pressure
-Have your blood pressure checked at least once a year.
- Eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole-grain, high-fiber foods.
-Choose fat-free or low-fat dairy products.
-Use less salt.
-Limit yourself to no more than one alcoholic drink a day (for women) or two drinks a day (for men).
-Enjoy at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on most days of the week.
-Make sure your parents, brothers and sisters, and children have their blood pressures checked regularly.