Blood Pressure: Ways to reduce your risk for Dementia

Blood Pressure: Ways to reduce your risk for Dementia

Everyone know that having high blood pressure can lead to a host of aliments such as:

 

  • Kidney failure.
  • Heart disease

New evidence published in the British medical journal The Lancet Neurology has stated the middle aged people between the ages of 35 - 45 who if they have increased risk factors such as:

 

  • smoking
  • lack of activity
  • overweight
  • obese
  • diabetes

can not only increase risk for heart disease but increase risk of mental deficiencies. ( Dementia )

 

What are some of the ways we can reduce our risk?

 

There are a few ways we can do this.

 

 Ways to Lowering our blood pressure

  1. Lose weight: Having an ideal body weight where there is a ratio of more muscle to fat can be advantageous to helping you keep your blood pressure low. The lower your overall weight the less resistance to blood flow there will be in your body. The more you weight there will be more resistance to blood flow increasing your blood pressure.
  2. Exercise: The American Heart Association recommends that individuals perform moderate intensity aerobic activities for 150 minutes or 75 minutes of rigorous exercise very week. It's best to use a activity watch ( FitBit. IWatch) to track your steps and your exercise training zone.
  3. Reduce Stress: this goes without saying. Take regular breaks and spend more time with friends and family. It'll lead to happiness
  4. Improve your diet. You are what you eat. Please review this article  Hypertension, DASH = Dietary Approaches to stop Hypertension )
  5. Taking nutritional supplements: Taking supplements helping balance out what you may not be getting in your diet. A daily intal]ke of Vitamins B,C,E and also L-Arginine helps release nitric oxide a vasodilator of blood vessels.

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