High blood pressure, or hypertension, is often referred to as the ‘silent killer.’ You might have it and not know you as there are few obvious signs. So it’s important to have your blood pressure checked often and regularly.

If you have been diagnosed with hypertension — even if you haven’t been diagnosed, these are good health strategies — the Mayo Clinic offers some suggestions to help you control your blood pressure without meds:

  1. Lose extra pounds and watch your waistline
  2. Exercise regularly
  3. Eat a healthy diet
  4. Reduce sodium in your diet
  5. Limit the amount of alcohol you drink
  6. Quit smoking
  7. Cut back on caffeine
  8. Reduce your stress

Read the article to learn more about each of these medically proven points.