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High bp

What are the precautions to be taken for high blood pressure and bad cholesterol?
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Dr. Kannan R
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Hi @Raji ,

Thank you for your question.

High blood pressure and high cholesterol are both risk factors for cardiovascular illnesses such as heart attacks and stroke.

There are ways to reduce the occurrence rate of this or effectively control both of these.

Lifestyle factors

1) at least 30 mins of moderate exercise per day, minimum 5 days a week ( total of about 150 mins)

2) reduce the intake foods which are deep fried, containing high amount trans-fat, salty food and red meat

3) increase the intake of fresh fruits and vegetables

4) maintain a healthy BMI

Other factors

1) annual check up of blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar levels 

2) if already diagnosed , to follow up with your doctors regularly and follow the advise given - medications or not.

Hope this helps 

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@palmer
Thanks for this doctor. This has something I've been wondering about too. 

In terms of point 1, does 150 mins refer to total accumulated time of workout? for example, if I cycle for 150 mins a week but only over 1-2 sessions, does that meet the mark?
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Hi @palmer 

As long as the 150 mins is more or less achieved in a week with moderate level of activity - it strictly does not matter on the number of  days. 

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@palmer
Thanks for your response doctor!