MAN­AG­ING HY­PER­TEN­SION

HT City - - Lifestyle - In­puts by Dr Mohsin Wali

Keep stress away by tak­ing fre­quent breaks dur­ing work. Plan work in ad­vance so that dead­lines and meet­ings do not leave you has­sled.

Do not miss out on sleep. Switch off your phone or put in on silent mode when you go to sleep. Half of your stress is tech­nol­ogy in­duced stress.

Don’t take refuge in pain killers. A large num­ber of young pro­fes­sion­als are in the habit of pop­ping pills to sup­press mi­graine, which is a bad idea. Reliance on pain killers can lead to kid­ney and liver dis­or­ders.

Get mov­ing. Use stairs in­stead of the el­e­va­tor. Work out, run, walk, dance, cy­cle, swim. Do what­ever you en­joy. A seden­tary life­style can wreck your body in the most shock­ing ways.

Say no to junk food. Carry tasteful, home­made food with you.

Re­place aer­ated and ar­ti­fi­cial drinks with healthy re­fresh­ing drinks such as nariyal paani or nimbu paani.

Cut down on salt.

In­clude fish in your diet. It is good for your car­dio­vas­cu­lar sys­tem.

Avoid red meat and fried food.

Do not over eat. Prac­tice por­tion con­trol.

Munch on cit­rus fruits, wa­ter­melon, black and green olives and figs.

Kalonji (black cumin), gar­lic, gin­ger and ap­ple cider vine­gar are good for your health.

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