1. Being over weight raises your blood pressure and puts you at risk of developing other serious medical conditions. Loosing weight can help you reduce your blood pressure.
  2. Regular physical activity will not only help you stay in shape but also help lower your blood pressure if you suffer from hypertension.Including some simple aerobic exercises in your life like walking, dancing, jogging, swimining, or dancing can be of great help. You can also talk to your doctor about an exercise program.
  3. Follow the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). This eating plan is often recommended to treat high BP. DASH diet includes plenty of fruits & vegetables low fat dairy products, fish, chicken and nuts with limited portion of red meat, sweets and sugary beverages.
  4. Adding a glass of beet root juice to your everyday meal can significantly lower your blood pressure.
  5. Too much salt is bad for you. Reducing salt in your diet will reduce your risk of getting heart disease, stroke and kidney damage.
  6. Sugar or salt? The answer is both are equally damaging. Consuming excessive sugar can lead to weight gain which puts you at risk of high blood pressure.
  7. Smoking is injurious to health, you know the box says it, do you listen? Smoking kills by increasing blood pressure.
  8. Caffeine leads to elevate a blood pressure. Limit your tea and coffee intake though the day.
  9. Drinking too much alcohol can actually raise blood pressure and also reduce effectiveness of blood pressure medication.
  10. Stress contributes to high blood pressure. Learn to manage your stress by making time to relax and enjoy what you like to do.