GO SLOW ON COFFEE
Cut back on caffeine intake. Effects on BP aren’t clear, but the possibility of a slight increase in blood pressure exists.
LEARN TO SLEEP BETTER
Sleep well for 6-8 hours at night. Studies show that less than five hours increases the risk of hypertension.
BEAT BACK STRESS
Take out time to relax, join hobby classes, do things you enjoy. Take 20 minutes a day to breathe deeply, meditate.
LAST RESORT MEDICINE
Consult the doctor if lifestyle modifications don’t help. He’ll start you on anti-hypertensive medications.