How to minimise your risk of high blood pressure and cholesterol

A healthy lifestyle and diet can provide us with so much - vitamins, energy, detoxification, and more. But make the wrong lifestyle and diet choices consistently and we could have some worries on our plate, including high blood pressure and cholesterol. Thankfully, there are a few accepted ways of minimising risk of these health issues, and in this blog we take a look at them.

Before we examine some great ways of keeping high blood pressure and cholesterol in check, let's get our heads around what exactly causes them. Among the common causes are the following:

- Overweight and obesity

- Inactivity

- Poor diet

- Smoking

- Poor sleep

As with most problems, addressing the root causes can be the best way of getting to the bottom of the issue. Here are three ways to tackle the causes of high blood pressure and cholesterol, thereby minimising risk:

Improve diet

If fruit, vegetables and whole grains, as well as healthy proteins such as fish, chicken and soya, are strangers to your dining table, you may need to focus on improving your diet in order to minimise risk of high blood pressure and cholesterol. A good diet can act as a catalyst for other elements of a healthy lifestyle, including some different ways of minimising high blood pressure and cholesterol risk, which we will now come on to.

Begin exercise

If you are not a gym goer, and do a lot of driving rather than walking in a typical day, it might take you a while to get back in shape, but that shouldn't stop you beginning a regular daily exercise routine. Backed up by your improved diet, giving you the right kind of energy and replenishment, regular exercise can see you well on the way to minimising your risk of high blood pressure and cholesterol.

Reduce stress

The previous two tips are certainly known stress reducers, and should be your first ports of call on your way to reducing the tension which can lead to high blood pressure. Socialising without large amounts of alcohol involved, and steering clear of using a computer or watching TV for long periods can also help reduce your stress, attacking the causes of high blood pressure and cholesterol.

So there you have it, some tips on how to minimise high blood pressure and cholesterol risk. For some bite size YouTube videos on the same subject, make sure to watch our video at the top.

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