3. Quit Smoking
Smoking causes your blood pressure to rise almost immediately… and… continue to do so for up to three hours after you’ve quit! Quitting smoking not only lowers your risk of developing high blood pressure later in life… but also… it can reverse the hardening of your arteries that was initially caused by smoking.
4. Limit Alcohol Intake
Excessive alcohol consumption raises your blood pressure.
Research shows people who drink one alcoholic beverage a day have a 17% lower risk of having high blood pressure than those who don’t drink at all! And, heavy drinkers have a 48% higher risk of high blood pressure than moderate drinkers.