Looks like the change in diet and daily exercise is having a positive impact. And faster than I expected. When I was last tested, I was in Stage 1 Hypertension. My Systolic BP was 143 and my Diastolic BP was 82.
I went on to a low sodium calorie restricted diet. And daily aerobic exercise. I have lost 8 pounds and I have kept the sodium below 3,000 mg. Some days even below 1,500 mg.
I had my blood pressure checked today and I am down to 137/77. This means that I am out of Stage 1 Hypertension. With the new readings, I am officially Prehypertension.
I am being challenged to get my weight down to a pretty low level and to get the blood pressure well below 120/80. I am using CalorieKing’s Nutrition and Exercise Manager to track progress. It has really helped me on this challenge.
Hi. Sounds like you and I may have some similar experiences about high blood pressure. Please conside checking out my won blog, “Adventures In Hypertension”, at http://victorhypertension.blogspot.com, when you have a moment.
I did take a look at your site. You provide some great insight into hypertension and your own experience with this illness. After reading your blog, I found myself feeling quite fortunate that I am responding to the challenge through lifestyle changes and not through meds.
Best wishes on your journey. Thanks for dropping by my blog.