Los­ing just 1kg can bring your blood pres­sure down by 0.5-2mmHg.

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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.

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