The right habits reduce the risk of a stroke or kidney disease.
- Have your blood pressure tested regularly by your doctor or check it yourself if you have a home monitor.
- Your doctor may prescribe treatment when necessary.
A balanced diet! Diet plays a vital role in blood pressure stability. A balanced diet reduces the risk of high blood pressure. Reducing fat and sugar consumption helps maintain a healthy weight.
Avoid too much salt. It is important to maintain a balance between salt and potassium consumption to keep blood pressure stable. A sodium to potassium ratio of 1:5 is ideal. Avoid too many salty foods such as hams and cheeses and keep salt consumption to 5–6g per day.
Avoid stress and sleep well.
It is important to maintain a healthy weight with regular exercise and good eating habits.
Eat plenty of fish, especially oily fish such as salmon, sardines and trout, which contain omega 3 to improve cardiovascular health
Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables. They are rich in fibre, antioxidants and potassium.
- Drink alcohol in moderation. Remember to stay within the recommended limits and to have at least one alcohol-free day per week.