Sangati Jogwar

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  • High sodium levels can be a big problem for those with blood pressure issues.
  • Cutting down on smoking and alcohol is the best way to keep blood pressure levels under control.

Having blood pressure fluctuations can leave you frustrated and with lots of dietary restrictions. But since it is not a disease but a condition you always have scope to improve your life quality and life span by following certain steps and guidelines determined by health experts.

On World Hypertension Day today know how you can live a long and healthy life with blood pressure issues.

Keep a check on what you eat

High sodium levels can be a big problem for those with blood pressure issues. Hence, you must avoid foods that have excess salt like potato chips, roasted and salted nuts, bites, pickles, dips, and dressings. Avoiding table salt or salty toppings can also help you cut down on eating sodium in excess.

Eliminating processed and fatty foods and replacing them with fruits like bananas that have high potassium content is good for keeping hypertension under control.

Exercise regularly

That is something every health expert recommends. Irrespective of the fact whether you have any health issues or not, you must exercise regularly. But if you have blood pressure issues it becomes the priority as it not only helps in the proper functioning of the body’s system but also keeps your weight under control. Since obesity is one of the main reasons for a hike in blood pressure levels you must keep your weight under control.

Say no to alcohol and smoking

Both these habits are extremely bad for health. Cutting down on smoking and consumption of alcohol is the best way to keep blood pressure levels under control. Even if you cannot quit the habit immediately, you must try to reduce it as much as possible if you want to enjoy a good and healthy life.

Mental health is important

Stress is another reason why people tend to get high blood pressure . That is why you must keep a tab on your mental health and if possible keep your mind calm by indulging in activities like meditation and yoga.

(Disclaimer: This piece of article is for basic information purposes only. It's always advisable to consult a doctor for any type of health issue.)

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