Reducing the Risk of High Blood Pressure and Stroke

May is National Stroke Awareness Month and National High Blood Pressure Education Month. In honor of these events, we have compacted a list of 20 steps you can take to decrease your risk of high blood pressure and stroke. See below for more articles on this topic.

20 Tips for Reducing Risk of High Blood Pressure and Stroke

1. Walk and exercise regularly

2. Reduce your sodium intake

3. Drink less alcohol

4. Eat more potassium-rich foods

6. Learn to manage stress

7. Eat dark chocolate or cocoa

8. Lose weight

9. Quit smoking

10. Cut added sugar and refined carbs

11. Eat berries

12. Try meditation or deep breathing

13. Eat calcium-rich foods

14. Take natural supplements

15. Eat foods rich in magnesium

16. Monitor your blood pressure at home

17. Take your medication properly

19. Work together with your doctor and get regular checkups

20. Join support groups or get help from others doing the same

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