Once you've gotten your blood pressure to a healthy level, you need to keep making healthy lifestyle choices every day in order to keep it that way - and prevent other conditions that can be caused by high blood pressure.

This means doing everything you can to improve your overall health and well-being. Among other things:

  • If you smoke, ask your doctor about ways to quit smoking.
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables to boost your daily intake of vitamins and minerals.
  • Maintain a regular schedule of physical activity.

Fortunately, it often becomes much easier to keep up the healthy lifestyle choices when you're at a healthy blood pressure. The healthy choices you're making give you benefits such as increased energy levels and improved mood, which give you a good reason to maintain your healthy habits - and make you more able to do so.

Even so, sometimes you may need a bit of help or encouragement to stay motivated to maintain your lower blood pressure level. Look for support in friends, family, and members of your professional health care team. Resources to help you reach your goal are closer than you think

Written and reviewed by the MediResource Clinical Team