Losing just 1kg can bring your blood pressure down by 0.5-2mmHg.
DID YOU KNOW?
Blood pressure rises as body weight increases. Ask your doctor to recommend a healthy diet and exercise programme to help you trim down. Once you’ve lost the weight, try to keep it off.
YOU’RE NORMAL IF... Your blood pressure is anything less than 130/80mmHg. The upper number is your systolic blood pressure while the lower number is your diastolic blood pressure. The unit mmHg is millimetres of mercury, a measure of pressure. YOU’RE BORDERLINE IF... Your systolic blood pressure is 130-139mmHg and your diastolic blood pressure is 8089mmHg. You can check your blood pressure at home with a monitor you can buy from pharmacies. You should also make regular appointments with your doctor. YOU HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE IF... Your systolic blood pressure is consistently above 140 and your diastolic blood pressure is above 90.