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3 Tips for Lowering Your Blood Pressure

By Virginia Laird

Are you one who struggles to maintain a healthy blood pressure? Health and wellness experts suggest that there are millions who struggle with this same issue each year. Research suggests that some who fight this battle may do so because of the diet they choose to follow. Still, some may have inherited this health issue from their parents. Whatever may be the reason you struggle with keeping a healthy blood pressure, the battle can be daunting. Healthcare professionals have offered a list of tips that you can do to help manage your blood pressure, including:

  • Getting enough sleep can play a factor
  • Reducing stress can help lower the numbers
  • Making time to exercise can improve your health

Getting Enough Sleep Can Play a Factor

Research suggests that sleep can play a factor in improving overall health, including blood pressure. Healthcare professionals advise those who struggle with this problem should make it a priority to get enough sleep. This generally means that the average adult should make sure they are getting at least six hours of sleep each night. However, there is research that indicates some need much more than this. If you are struggling to control your blood pressure, it may be wise to give yourself a bedtime in an effort to begin getting plenty of sleep.

Reducing Stress Can Help Lower the Numbers

Stress can do crazy things to your health. While some of the effects of stress may be temporary, there are enough that can be permanent. Many who find themselves overwhelmed by stress may also find out their struggle with blood pressure (BP) is an uphill battle. While there are a plethora of other factors that can be the culprit to high BP readings, stress seemingly takes the cake. Healthcare professionals advise that those who struggle with stress may consider attending yoga class as it can help reduce these feelings.

Making Time to Exercise Can Improve Your Health

Healthcare professionals advise that making time to exercise can help improve overall health. This includes managing high blood pressure. These professionals suggest that exercise can be light and simple, as long as it is regular. Research suggests that some of the best exercises include yoga, swimming, and riding a bike. However, working out can be as simple as walking through your neighborhood.

It is never too late to begin taking care of your health, and encouraging healthy blood pressure numbers is a great place to begin.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Glendale, Ariz.

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