10. Ask your doctor about the DASH diet
Or look it up online.
The DASH diet is high in potassium and can be as effective as medication at lowering blood pressure.
In addition to this, and just as important, many high potassium foods are healthy and delicious.
Try dried apricots, fresh bananas and dark chocolate.
A handful of dried apricots has concentrated amounts of potassium, fibre, iron and beta carotene while also being low in kilojoules.
11. Park in the Outer Mongolia of the car park
ll you need is an extra 4000 to 5000 steps a day and you could lower your blood pressure by 11 points.
That’s what researchers found when they tracked postmenopausal women.
12. Hold hands with your partner for 10 minutes
That (plus a brief hug) is all it took in one study to keep blood pressure steady during a stressful incident.
Touch is vital for our health, wellbeing and happiness, say the world’s leading neuroscientists.