Did you know that elevated blood pressure impacts your level of fatigue and your ability to stay alert?
In this video I’m going to give you three tips to assist with daily blood pressure management that can help you increase your safety behind the wheel.
In order to pass a DOT medical card physical, you must have a blood pressure that is below 140/90. Did you know that according to the American Heart Association, that level of blood pressure is
considered stage 2 hypertension?
Living and working with a daily blood pressure in this range has negative impacts on your health AND your safety.
There are a variety of symptoms of elevated blood pressure that you may be experiencing and not realize they are a blood pressure warning sign.
These symptoms include – headache, fatigue, confusion, visual changes, and dizziness. These all have safety impacts when they are experienced and increasing your mindful awareness regarding what you are experiencing is a key to better health and safety when it comes to blood pressure management.
So here are three tips for daily lifestyle habit change that can help you limit elevate blood pressure to keep you safer on the road.
Tip number 1 – Being adequately hydrated is critical because dehydration elevates blood pressure. Drinking at least half your body weight in water each day is essential for staying hydrated which assists with daily blood pressure management for increased safety behind the wheel.
Tip number 2 – It is important to remember that caffeine acts as a diuretic that makes maintaining adequate hydration more difficult, so monitoring your caffeine intake, drinking plenty of water, and substituting non caffeine containing alternatives is essential for blood pressure management to increase safety behind the wheel.
Tip number 3 – Tobacco use increases blood pressure so the more frequently you use, the higher your blood pressure will be and could be putting your safety at risk. Work to reduce your use of tobacco to assist with blood pressure management for increased safety behind the wheel.
So there you have it, three tips to help you make lifestyle changes for increased safety behind the wheel. If you need help incorporating these ideas into your daily routine, get with a Rolling Strong coach for help.
by Coach Tanya