Prevention

Prevention

Exercise moderately and adapt to the possibilities of each individual is an excellent way to improve control of blood pressure, in addition to helping with other risk factors: improve diabetes and cholesterol, and maintain or achieve a proper weight.

In this case the exercise is considered effective when performed at least 30 minutes, every or almost every day of the week, with moderate intensity. Unless the doctor sees fit, it is better to avoid strenuous exercise. The most recommended exercises would be walking, smooth trot, dance, swimming, bicycling, etc.

Power to prevent hypertension recommended the Mediterranean diet, which is characterized by the abundance of fresh products of organic vegetable (fruit, vegetables, cereals, potatoes, dried fruits...), the scarcity of products rich in refined sugar and red meat, the presence of olive oil as the principal source of fat and intake of cheese, yogurt, chicken and fish in moderate amounts which is considered an ideal food for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

Caloric intake must be adequate to maintain your ideal weight, and is very important to limit the intake of salt in hypertension. In relation to the consumption of alcohol, any doctor will promote the consumption of alcoholic beverages as an instrument for the prevention of cardiovascular.