You can take steps to prevent high blood pressure by adopting a healthy lifestyle. These steps include maintaining a healthy weight; being physically active; following a healthy eating plan, that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, and lowfat dairy foods; choosing and preparing foods with less salt and sodium; and, if you drink alcoholic beverages, drinking in moderation. Here is a list of more healthy lifestyle habits for preventing and controlling high blood pressure.
- Following a Healthy Eating Pattern
- Reducing Salt and Sodium in Your Diet
- Maintaining a Healthy Weight
- Being Physically Active
- Limiting Alcohol Intake
- Quitting Smoking