Last updated on Jan 18th, 2021 at 11:37 am

High blood pressure is just one of the symptoms of heart disease. Studies have shown that lowering your blood pressure (or keeping it lower, in the first place) may help individuals avoid serious long-term heart complications.

Here are nine suggestions on how to avoid high blood pressure.

1. Keep your weight within a healthy range

Maintaining a healthy weight will trim your waist down too. Experts claim that a large waist circumference can be a predictor of high blood pressure and heart disease.

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Studies show that waist measurements of 102 cm or more for men, 88 cm or more for women, 90 cm or more for Asian men and 80 cm or more for Asian women, are linked to heart disease. Keep your weight and waist measurement down.

2.  Exercise regularly to maintain a healthy blood pressure

Doctors recommend 30 to 60 minutes of exercise each day. Consult your health practitioner before starting any exercise plan.

3.  Maintain a healthy diet

Incorporate vegetables, fruits, whole grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, and cold-pressed oils into your daily diet. Keep a food diary to track what you eat. Doctors recommend eating foods rich in potassium to help lower blood pressure. Potassium helps to reduce the effects of salt on your body. Also, avoid consuming …

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