You’ve heard the term ‘silent killer’?
These words refer to high blood pressure.
Because very often people who have high blood pressure don’t exhibit any symptoms of high blood pressure. Meanwhile inside their body the stress and strain of high blood pressure is creating havoc. These people have a high risk of developing heart disease, heart failure, stroke and other items.
This is all internal to the body, yet, certain outside the body habits and behaviors may help to reduce high blood pressure.
Even if you aren’t aware you have high blood pressure, these habits and behaviors may set a foundation of health which may save you. Or may at least reduce the effects of negative outcomes from high blood pressure.
Your level of stress is one of these behaviors.
How much stress are you under?
How much of your stress is self inflicted?
We all have stress at work and stress in our personal lives. How can we reduce that stress? Do you negative self talk constantly? Positive self talk is much better!
The food you consume is another habit or behavior.
Without going into heavy details on a healthy eating plan – too much sugar intake will absolutely negatively impact your health. Sugar is in everything. Take a look at the ketchup bottle next time you’re near one. Sugar is even in your ketchup! This places sugar laden sodas and other drinks front and center in terms of consumption to eliminate.
Do you know a large part of the world’s population struggles to get their daily water to drink, cook with and wash. Yet in the USA we just open the tap and there’s fresh water. However, many people in the USA are dehydrated because they don’t drink enough water. Enough water is a minimum of 48 to 64 oz. of water a day. Plus for every eight oz. cup of coffee you drink you need 16 oz. of water to compensate for the dehydration impact of coffee on the body.
Reduce or eliminate alcohol consumption.
All that I’ll say here is you don’t have to live the life of a monk, however, do you really need a scotch or a glass of wine every single night, and often it’s two or three?
Where are the fresh vegetables and fruit in your daily eating plan?
MIA is the most common answer.
Too bad it’s the wrong answer.
Now look it’s your life and your body. This article is not a medical or nutrition article. A list of resources can easily be provided for you regarding proper eating, reducing high blood pressure, lowering my stress and more. Many of these resources will be provided in future articles.
Right now what is important, URGENT actually, for you and the people around you that you love is AWARENESS.
Be aware that the risks are high and solutions are easy and in our control.
Now that you have the awareness call a loved on your phone and while speaking with them take a walk for thirty or forty five minutes. They’ll be happy to speak with you and the walk will do your body good.
Mitch Tublin is an entrepreneur and founder of Wenkroy International LLC, a boutique consulting company with a main focus of adding value to people. Through speaking, training and coaching clarity is achieved and distractions are reduced. People now focus on what matters most. My passion is to take people to the next level in their life and in their career and business.