Control high pressure – El País

Controls blood pressure

If you already have high blood pressure, it is important to prevent it from getting worse or causing … complications You must receive regular medical care and follow your treatment plan. Your plan will include recommendations for healthy lifestyle habits and possibly medications, however here we bring you some simple data that
can cooperate.

Take it into account
Eat a healthy diet: To help control your blood pressure, you should limit the amount of sodium (salt) you eat and increase the amount of potassium in your diet.
It is also important to eat foods that are low in fat, as well as many fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

The DASH diet is an example of an eating plan that can help you get off
blood pressure.

Exercise regularly: Exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight and lower blood pressure. You should try to do at least two hours
and a half of moderate intensity aerobic exercise per week, or high intensity aerobic exercise for one hour and 15 minutes per week.

Aerobic exercise, such as brisk walking, is any physical activity in which
your heart beats stronger and breathes more oxygen than usual.

Having a healthy weight: Being overweight or obese increases the risk of high blood pressure. Maintaining a healthy weight can help you control high blood pressure and reduce your risk of other health problems.

Limit alcohol: Drinking too much alcohol can increase your blood pressure arterial. It also adds calories to your diet, which can cause weight gain. Men should not drink more than two drinks a day, and women only one No smoking: Cigarette smoking raises their blood pressure and puts them at higher risk of heart attack
and stroke. If you do not smoke, do not start.

If you smoke, talk to your doctor to help you find the best way
to leave it.


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