1 in 3 Australians has high blood pressure. High blood pressure usually has no signs or symptoms, so the only way to know if you have high blood pressure is to have yours measured.
You can't see it from the outside, so you might be feeling perfectly well and yet the force of blood pressing against the walls of your arteries could be so high that it is causing damage that increases your risk of heart disease, stroke and kidney failure.
Know your numbers, reduce your risk!
Take charge, get yours checked and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Nutrition and exercise can have a big influence on your blood pressure, as briefly shown below:
The average Australian consumes 3.3kg of salt each year. Even a small reduction in the salt in your diet can reduce blood pressure by 2 - 8 mm Hg.
The foods you eat each day should not contain more than 1 teaspoon of salt (5.7g).
How do your food choices compare?
Regular exercise can lower your blood pressure by 4 - 9 mm Hg. Are you getting enough physical activity into your daily routine?
If you or your staff could use some help with nutrition choices (food labels can be hard to read and some food items have hidden sugars, salts and fats!) or tips on how (and WHY) to get more physical activity into your day, let us help! We are passionate and experts in positive behaviour change. Consequently, this elicits BIG results. Talk to us today.