After converting your metrics to my "yank" equevilants, I see that by your weight (196.5 lbs.) and height (5.6") and your BMI level, you're approximately 30 lbs. overweight
. At any rate, you will lower your blood pressure, cholestrol
and weight by making simple changes in your way of eating. By using the Glycemic Index
, you can eat carbohydrates that are whole grain and metabolize better. Follow that will low fat dairy and proteins
and a small amount of exercise (like one or two 10 minute walks a day) and before you know it, you will have lost the weight. If you smoke, that will raise your cholesterol
and blood pressure. By eating several small quality meals a day, you won't be hungry. I would recommend a book called "Sugar Busters". It has great recommendations and really works without getting hungry. Limiting your salt intake and uping your water will help your blood pressure come on back to normal. Even a small loss will bring great results to your statistics and make you feel so much better! I know you can really do this if you want to improve your health. You didn't get overweight overnight, so it will take a little work to get it off; but it will be well worth it in every respect. Thank you for asking such a beneficial question. You've helped so many people! Godloveya!