Eating healthily plenty of fruits and vegetables, good quality unrefined carbohydrates, vegetable oils, and omega oils will help you to reduce high blood pressure. If you eat animal products make sure it is trimmed and avoid processed meats.
Studies have shown that even a moderate reduction in sodium (SALT) intake can lower blood pressure levels by 2 to 8 mmHg. Studies have also revealed that even moderate weight loss – just ten pounds – can have a significant impact in lowering elevated blood pressure. If you are overweight, the nearer you get to your ideal weight the more your blood pressure is likely to fall.
The high blood pressure medications you take become more effective when you lose weight. Reducing your waistline has the greatest effect. Achieving your ideal body weight involves a combination of exercise, good diet, and at least 7 hours good quality sleep each night.
There are scores of studies that report on whether caffeine has an impact on blood pressure. As many of them have conflicting conclusions it is understandable that people become exasperated…not getting enough sleep can increase a person’s risk of developing high blood pressure, scientists from the University of Chicago reported after monitoring over 500 middle aged people for 5 years.
Adults should sleep no less than 7 hours and no more than 8 hours per day. The AmericanAcademy of Sleep Medicine warns that too much sleep can be harmful as well. “People with sleep duration above or below the recommended 7-to-8 hours per night face an increased risk of hypertension.