I have a strong family history of hypertension, also known as elevated blood pressure. Because of this, I realize that I have to keep a close eye on my blood pressure. If I gain just 5 pounds, the number on the machine starts to creep up.
Maintaining a healthy blood pressure is critical for optimal health and wellness. Amazingly, one out of every three Americans has high blood pressure, which is increasing their risk of heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure. Ideal blood pressure is less than or equal to 120 over 80. The Joint National Committee (JNC), which publishes recommendations on how best to manage elevated blood pressure, recommends that the first step to controlling a patient’s blood pressure is adjusting his or her diet and lifestyle.
By following the five steps below, you can lower your blood pressure by 10 points or more!