You may want to try natural ways to lower your blood pressure. It does not hurt to have your blood pressure checked. According to Abcnews.go.com 28% of Americans have high blood pressure and don’t know it.
Abcnews.go.com further states that walking for fitness at a brisk pace lowers pressure and exercise helps the heart use oxygen. Also, I find that walking is a free exercise that can be done in the park, the mall, your subdivision, or even around your blocks in your neighborhood. If you cannot afford the gym, then this might be great for you. You can determine how much you want to walk, whether it is one day a week or daily. It is all up to you. You may want to start out at about 20 minutes and then gradually increase the amount of time that you are walking.
Coffee drinkers may not want to hear this, but mayoclinic.org talks about reducing the amount of caffeine you drink because it could cause spikes in your blood pressure. They also, state it is debatable and suggests taking your blood pressure before and after drinking a cup of coffee or other caffeinated beverage. They also add that you still need to have regular doctor checkups and monitor your blood pressure at home.
When was the last time that you meditated? There is so much hustle and bustle with working, taking care of children, taking children to extracurricular activities, and school, that possibly you may not make time to meditate? According to Robert Schneider, MD, studies have repeatedly shown that meditation is effective in easing stress.
Own a Pet
Do you own a pet? You may want to consider getting one. According to womensday.com talks about having a pet around may lower your blood pressure because a dog will give you that unconditional love. In fact, Mary Becker, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, states, “If you have a dog around, your blood pressure is lower.” She further adds that a pet can ease chronic pain just like a Valium would. Who would think that a pet has this much affect on a person?
Diet plays such an important part in our lives. Berries, whole-grain cereal, potatoes, beet juice, skim milk, and dark chocolates are a few foods that help lower blood pressure, according to aarp.org. They further add that the flavonoids in chocolate have a natural compound that cause dilation of the blood vessels.
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