According to the CDC, one in three American Adults has high blood pressure and half of them don’t even know they have it, which is why it’s known as a silent killer.
To avoid getting high blood pressure or lower yours if you already have it, experts at the Cardiovascular Institute of the South have these recommendations:
1) Get your weight in check
2) Change your eating habits-Experts recommend a diet rich in fruits vegetables and healthy proteins
3) Quit Smoking-Medications are available and CVIS has Smoking Cessation Programs where you can meet with others trying to kick the habit
4) Reduce your stress levels-Figure out the source of your stress and find a way to avoid or reduce it. Meditation & exercise are just a couple of things that might help.