The Importance Of Dieting

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Register to read the introduction… Staying healthy in America is becoming a serious challenge to most people; cutting down on some fat and going for a weekly physical activities to the gym could make a substantial difference in one’s life. Dieting is so important, considering the amount of carbs and calories the average American consumes each day. In fact, about 1/3 of American adults are overweight or obese, not because they don’t have what they need, but the simple fact that healthy food 10 miles away is less appealing compared to fast food chain just down the block. The simple truth? Dieting is not something Americans enjoy doing on a daily basis. However, it is so important to control the intake of calories and carbs because, most likely, it’s more than enough. Your body only needs so much before blood clots form and heartburns come. Not only should dieting, or simply watching what you eat, be part of your life, but so should physical …show more content…
If you successfully control your blood pressure with a healthy lifestyle, you may avoid, delay or reduce the need for medication. Here are few lifestyle changes patients can make to lower your blood pressure and keep it down.
1. Lose extra pounds and watch your waistline
Blood pressure often increases as weight increases. Losing just 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms) can help reduce your blood pressure. In general, the more weight you lose, the lower your blood pressure. Losing weight also makes any blood pressure medications you're taking more effective.
You and your doctor can determine your target weight and the best way to achieve it.
2. Exercise regularly
Regular physical activity — at least 30 to 60 minutes most days of the week — can lower your blood pressure by 4 to 9 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). And it doesn't take long to see a difference. If you haven't been active, increasing your exercise level can lower your blood pressure within just a few weeks.
If you have prehypertension — systolic pressure between 120 and 139 or diastolic pressure between 80 and 89 — exercise can help you avoid developing full-blown hypertension. If

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