Its International Men's day: 5 ways to lower your blood pressure
By Lisa Salmon. Published 2020-11-19BOLD-Wellbeing
TheBoldAge is hoping to raise men’s awareness of numbers like 120/80 – normal blood pressure.
150: Men should aim for 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week.5: Aim to eat 5 portions of fruit and veg a day.14: Drink no more than 14 units of alcohol a week.37: A waist size of 37 inches or above puts men at increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.Martin Tod, chief executive of the MHF, says: “We want every man to know where they are on their weight, waist, alcohol, diet and exercise – and we’re particularly keen that more men know their blood pressure. It’s easy to get checked at the GP or pharmacy.“Tragically, one UK man in five dies before his 65th birthday, and heart disease is still the biggest reason for that. If more men know where they are on their blood pressure and heart health, then we can start to make a real difference.”Blood Pressure UK (BPUK) says healthy lifestyle changes will help to bring blood pressure down, and suggest the following measures: