5 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

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    5 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

    If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, it can be hard to know exactly what steps to take to help lower it (especially without medication). Here are 5 ways to help lower your blood pressure naturally.

    Weight Control

    High blood pressure and weight are often linked together. Whilst being overweight can come with a variety of problems, having high blood pressure is one of the more serious issues. Learning about the various steps you can take to help lose weight can have a significant impact on not only the level of your blood pressure but your overall health. It is also important to take note of how much weight you carry around your waist area as this can be a sign of high blood pressure.

    Regular Exercise

    The first step to take to lose weight is by doing regular exercise. There are many ways in which you can do this. If you lead a busy life and can’t set aside time to go to the gym, simply walking to places as opposed to using transport can help significantly. Regular exercise doesn’t have to be a chore either. Set yourself goals and invest in a step count tracking app which can help monitor your physical health and give you points on what you can do to further reduce your weight.

    Healthy Eating

    Maintaining a healthy diet and eating plenty of fruits and vegetables can have a huge beneficial impact regarding losing weight. There are many ways you can do this such as by having soup, drinking smoothies as well as cooking delicious and nutritious meals. Also, fruit and vegetables are low in calories and high in natural sugars, meaning you will gain incredible benefits as well as losing weight in the same process.

    Reducing Sodium Levels

    Many of us eat our foods without realizing just what goes into it. Taking simple steps such as reading what ingredients go into our food as well as the salt and sugar intakes can help sodium reduction which results in lowered blood pressure. Sodium is added to processed foods, so ensuring you cut down on, or avoid fast foods will help lower your blood pressure. Websites like the self healing institute provide more information on how to lower your blood pressure as well as maintaining a healthy weight.

    Alcohol Intake

    We all lead busy lives, and many choose to unwind at the end of a busy work day with a beer or glass of wine. However, consuming alcohol everyday can potentially exceed the weekly recommended limit and be detrimental to your health in the long run. Giving up alcohol may be out of the question for many so taking little steps such as switching what sort of alcohol you consume can have a huge impact to your blood pressure.

    If you need more information and support regarding ways to lower your blood pressure, there are a variety of websites and online forums to look at which can help you engage with others in a similar situation and to take the right steps to help reduce your blood pressure.

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    Written by Jenson Phillips

    Hi, I'm Jenson. Father of two and living with OCD, read my musings on coping with both and maybe pick up some advice for yourself.