According to the National Institute of Health about 1 out of every 3 Americans have high blood pressure. Blood pressure is referred to as the force by which blood is pushed against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps out blood. Over time if a person’s blood pressure is high it can damage the body. Unhealthy lifestyle habits are a leading contributor to high blood pressure and guess what, the health effects of smoking can lead to high blood pressure which leads to other serious and deadly conditions. There are steps you can take to maintain a normal healthy blood pressure.
- Quit Smoking
- Get Physically Active
- Find Healthy Ways to Manage Stress
- Maintain a Healthy Body Weight
- Limit Sodium Consumption
- Don’t Drink Excessive Alcohol
- Have a Healthy Eating Plan