Follow these steps to lower your cholesterol, blood pressure and other numbers associated with heart health.
Your heart is central to staying healthy well into old age. The stronger it is and the better it beats, the better you’ll feel as you get older. Learn how you can keep your heart healthy in the years to come by knowing your numbers and following a few simple steps.
Keeping Your Blood Pressure Down
Like cholesterol, weight affects blood pressure. Maintaining a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables while increasing your exercise will help lower your blood pressure and your weight. Having too much sodium has also been linked to high blood pressure. Try to keep your sodium intake to less than 2,300mg per day. Cutting down on stress and finding support in family and friends can also help bring your blood pressure down. Finally, try to cut back on your caffeine and alcohol intake, and quit smoking if you do smoke.