High blood pressure has reached epidemic proportions due to the decline in our lifestyles over the past 30-40 years. This decline is brought about by a mainly fast food diet and lack of exercise. But there are ways to lower your blood pressure fast and live a healthy lifestyle if you want to.
Today people are sucked into a fast living, fast food, stressful culture in their quest for material gain. But for any gain you usually have to pay a price and the price many people are paying today is with their health.
If left unchecked, high blood pressure can be the cause of many illnesses. All illnesses affect your way of life in some way and some could prove fatal.
For the sake of visiting your doctor to have your blood pressure checked you could be taking the first steps to adding years to your life. If it is found to be high there are a number of ways that it can be brought under control.
Your doctor could recommend a course of medication. If this is the case it is better to avoid drugs if possible as some medications might not suit you and there could be unpleasant side effects.
There are a number of other ways to lower blood pressure fast and live a healthy lifestyle. Firstly, if you are a smoker this must stop. As previously stated, everything has a price and the price you must pay for a healthier lifestyle is to change it. It will require a lot of determination on your part but the end result will be worth, what will seem like, sacrifice to start with.
Alcohol consumption must be reduced to 2 units a day at the most.
Your eating habits must change, eliminating processed foods full of saturated fats and sodium and introducing fresh fruit, vegetables, white meats like chicken and, of course, fish. Any cooking is best done using olive, fish or krill oil.
Exercise must be taken in some form such as walking, swimming or cycling. Begin with a steady walk 3 or 4 times a week until it becomes easier, then you can increase the frequency. If you want to embark on a more strenuous exercise regime, it is advisable to seek your doctor’s advice before you begin.
By taking notice of this information and responding to it, you will reduce your blood pressure and you could lose weight as well. Obesity and high blood pressure are the main causes of strokes and heart disease so you will begin to lead a healthier lifestyle.
Robert feels that not enough is being done to educate people on the risks they take with their lifestyles in view of the increase in heart disease throughout the world, both for adults and children.