When blood pressure rises above healthy limits, men are faced with a decision: take a medication now, or try to lower it with nutrition, exercise, and other lifestyle changes. Four steps that can have a measurable impact on blood pressure are eating healthy diet, exercising regularly, losing weight if you are overweight, and moderating alcohol consumption. Lifestyle change can be challenging, but some simple strategies can help. They include setting obtainable goals, tracking progress on weight loss and exercise, making healthy behaviors into habits, and working with peers toward the same goals.
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