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Understanding High Blood Pressure After 40

ByDave Stopher

Sep 19, 2019 #health

Our bodies change every year, and with each oncoming year, we need to brace ourselves for the next inevitable challenge. High blood pressure is just one of the many hurdles we have to face at the tender age of 40. With that being said, there are a few things we need to take into consideration regarding our age, our lifestyles and of course, the natural path of life we take from our 20’s and nosedive into at 40. High blood pressure.

So, how do we deal with these hurdles life has a knack of throwing at us past the age of 35? Well. Apart from being able to actually afford to spend money and buy online, and yes for our own health, we can begin to understand what exactly is happening to our bodies and for some, high blood pressure is one of the things we should be looking into as it might be the one thing you have control over.

The Beginning

When high blood pressure begins, nobody knows. This could begin as young as in your 20’s. It depends on your health, how you eat, what you drink, basically everything you take into your body and how active your lifestyle is. What you need to factor in here is how you eat and how active you are with what you are doing to your body. At the age of 40, according to analytical statistics, the demographic of gym memberships is higher for members in their 20’s and 30’s than those in their 40’s and 50’s.

This already shows that in our most vulnerable state of life, the one where we could make a difference, we aren’t coming to the party and if we are, it’s the wrong one!

Your Diet

Dealing with high blood pressure or avoiding it, means you will need to pay attention to your body and what your intake is. It’s nothing as severe as a diet but you will have to cut out the following:

  • Salt
  • Spices
  • Fats
  • Lards
  • Butter
  • Processed foods/meat
  • Caffeine
  • Sugars

What you should be adding into your diet is a minimum of 4 liters of water a day, high fiber food and vitamins. The best option you have is to speak with your general practitioner to find out more about the vitamin your body is lacking and fill that void.


In lieu of your newfound eating habit or eating plan, there is nothing that beats meeting a healthy lifestyle more than halfway than focusing on a healthy vigorous regime. You don’t need to join a gym for this, the internet could be the best friend your heart needs. Find a plan that works for you, google a few workouts or if you can afford it, speak to a trainer.

High blood pressure is a matter of the heart. You need to understand it can cause failure and when you understand this, you can prevent it. Make health a priority and prolong the years you have on your levels. After all, we don’t age, we level up!

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