Hypertension – Prevention Tips
Hypertension is a metabolic disorder which may remain undiagnosed / under covers, even for years together. Young executives today are more prone to fall into prey of this silent killer. Cool, calm, composed individuals may also have this problem owing to its development due to hectic life style.
Set your health standards in accordance with the needs of your body. Modify your habits to handcuff the culprit at the grass root level.
o Maintain the optimum weight -try to keep it in the range -average for your height and age.
o The element of “hurry, worry and curry” in life is actually the precursor of Hypertension in our system. Features of hurry in your life may be identified as-(1) if you are a fast eater (2) If you feel extremely tired by the end of the day (3) You always feel short of time (4) Feel depressed while waiting
o Maintain an active lifestyle. If unable to make sufficient time for exercise, incorporate activity into your routine. viz. – use stairs instead of lift, shun that car & walk down to pick up the grocery, etc.
o Laugh open heartedly more often to relieve yourself of the stress of day to day life.
o Limit and eventually quit smoking & alcohol.
o Keep a strict vigil on your salt consumption. It should not exceed more than 1500 mg per day i.e. approx. 1 teaspoon per day.
o Curtail intake of foods laden with salt i.e. papads, chutneys, pickles, tomato sauce, soya sauce, potato chips, processed cheese, salted butter, etc.
o Reduce or simply cut off table salt on curds, salads, etc.
o Eat intelligently, use minimal and healthy oil for cooking.
o Chalk out a controlled dietary plan in communion with your constitutional needs and job profile.
o Eat at regular intervals.
o Opt for low fat dairy products.
o Select foods rich in Potassium-potatoes, bananas, potatoes, citrus fruits, wheat grass, barley grass.