Health Tip of the Day
The good news is that high blood pressure is both preventable and treatable. And you can reduce your risks of developing high blood pressure by having a healthy lifestyle.
- Reduce your salt intake
- Eat a balanced diet
- Keep alcohol consumption within recommendations
- Be regularly physically active
- Maintain a healthy body weight
- Avoid tobacco
Walk the talk – when chatting on the phone, walk around
New to exercise? Begin with 10 minutes of activity, and add 10 minutes a week for the next five weeks
Lots of people say they don’t feel like eating much at breakfast. However, failure to do so can take you on a roller coaster ride for the rest of the day. Eating breakfast is a must and the ideal breakfast is one which is low in processed carbohydrates and has a decent portion of protein.
Inadequate water intake causes dehydration and can lead to a number of issues, most commonly – poor concentration, headaches, impaired sleep, dry skin, joint problems and some digestive disorders.
Aim to drink approximately two litres of water per day, add an extra litre for every hour of exercise or if the weather is particularly hot.
Get your daily calcium by popping a tab, chugging milk or eating yogurt. It's keep your bones strong. Remember that your bone density declines after the age of 30.