25 2013

You play a vital role in managing your blood pressure and your overall health. The sooner you take advantage of simple steps to improve your lifestyle, the greater your chances of enjoying a long and productive life.

Blood pressure – What is it?

Blood pressure is the force that keeps blood moving round your body. The pumping action of the heart creates this force. Blood pressure varies from person to person, and from time to time. It goes up when you are stressed, excited, exercising or smoking and comes down when you are relaxing or sleeping.

Blood Pressure Standard levels (WHO/ISH)

When to worry about Blood Pressure?

As the proverb is rightly said “Prevention is better than cure”, it is better to maintain the Blood Pressure levels within the green level as shown in the chart below, if it goes beyond the yellow level please consult a doctor for necessary treatement:

How to lower Blood Pressure – Health tips

  • Consume 2300 mg of sodium or les per day
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Get enough exercise
  • Work with a physician to moderate blood pressure and follow prescribed medications.

Regular vitals monitoring is required to keep a tab on your health to maintain a happy life style.