My family doctor has been monitoring my blood pressure. "It's on the high side." She said. I can hardly believe her because it had always been normal until it started creeping upwards early this year.
"Do more exercise." She advised.
But I run almost everyday! I'm sure I do enough cardio and resistance exercises every week.
"So, cut down on your salt intake."
There's hardly any salt in my diet. Breakfast is usually bread with peanut butter, lunch is oats and honey while dinner is mum's bland home-cooked food. I eat enough fruits everyday. I only eat out on Friday nights and my only indulgence is the daily cuppa. In fact, I avoid salty food like plague because it makes me bloat up like a balloon. Where is the salt? Heck, maybe I should start eating junk food!
"Well, you have to lose some weight then."
By now, I'm quite flabbergasted! How to lose weight? Maybe I should start walking to work (ha, that will take me all day), spread my bread with nothing (peanut butter is too fattening, margarine is out too, ham is too salty, pate is too rich, jam is too sweet...) and give up my daily dose of caffeine. Do I have to give up my Friday dinner treat too?
Thinking about this is already making my blood pressure rise!