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How to de-stress? High blood pressure at age 20?

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How to de-stress? High blood pressure at age 20?

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1. Watch Your Weight: In over weight people, a 10 percent reduction in total body weight will sometimes normalize blood pressure. 2. Get Physical: Go for a brisk 30-minute walk 6 days a week. 3. Meditate: A new study shows it works for teens too. 4. Try Yoga: It reduces stress and strengthens the mind and body. 5. Butt Out: All forms of tobacco dramatically raise blood pressure. 6. Shake Off Salt: And sodium-rich foods such as soy sauce and canned soups. 7. Leave the Bar: 1-2 drinks a day is OK–even stress-relieving–but more can cause health problems. 8. Check Your Blood: Have cholesterol and triglycerides checked regularly. 9. Reject Refined Foods: Shun the sally, sugary, pre-made, preserved, fried and fatty. 10. Swear Off Sodas: Soft drinks can deplete potassium (see No. 20). 11. Find Fiber: Think veggies and whole grains. 12. Forgo Fat: Choose white fish and skinless chicken and turkey. Skip cheese, bacon, red meat, gravy and desserts. 13.

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