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BP Optimizer

by Regina Fancy (2019-11-05)

Salt restriction, not the avoidance of salt, BP Optimizer Review applies mainly to those of us who are sodium-sensitive or those of us whose BP readings soar whenever we take excessive salt. Your doctor will advise you if you need to follow a salt restriction diet and give guidance about how much sodium you should consume.Having our blood pressure checked regularly: We should visit our doctor regularly to have our blood pressure checked. Following diagnosis of our hypertension, our doctor will want to monitor our blood pressure until satisfied that it has stabilized at a safe level. After that, our blood pressure should be checked at least annually and preferably every six monthsBeing overweight is a risk factor for high blood pressure. Being overweight is only part of the problem. The more we are over our ideal weight the greater is the risk of us developing hypertension, especially if all those extra pounds are around our waist.We also need to get more physically active. The easiest and most natural form of physical activity is walking. If we are seriously overweight or have not exercised for a long time it would be wise to take medical advice before starting any exercise program. We can start with a short walk and then, as our general fitness level increases, we can build up to 30 to 45 minutes of brisk walking each day. When we reach this level, our physical activity will result in an almost immediate reduction in our blood pressure the benefits of which last for almost 24 hours. That is why it is important to exercise every day.