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Take Control of High Blood Pressure with These Tips

By Virginia Laird

At some point in life everyone struggles with a health issue. While many will suffer with issues which may require medicine for the rest of their lives, some will face smaller challenges that can be managed with a little determination and willpower. High blood pressure is one of those smaller health problems some will have. Many who are diagnosed with high blood pressure will be prescribed medication to help solve it. Often, these medications can have side effects which can be more problematic than the diagnosis itself. For this reason, many healthcare professionals advise there are several ways to produce positive impacts on blood pressure, including:

  • Eat a well-balanced diet
  • Make exercise a daily event
  • Try losing some weight

Eat a Well-Balanced Diet

Take a good look at the food you choose to consume. Is it high in fat, sodium, or cholesterol? If so, you may need to reevaluate your food choices. Healthcare experts suggest a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, veggies, and lean proteins can be beneficial for the blood pressure. If you struggle to make healthy food choices, it may be wise to counsel with your provider about which foods to include as well as what to avoid.

Make Exercise a Daily Event

Exercise offers a healthy way to strengthen the heart and impact your blood pressure. Are you one who loves to exercise? If so, you are likely on the right path already. If not, it may be time to begin finding a workout you can enjoy. Adding exercise to your day does not mean you need to spend hours at the gym. Rather, carving out 30 minutes each day to add a walk, jog, bike ride, etc., can help control high blood pressure.

Try Losing Some Weight

For those with high blood pressure who are serious about taking control of their health, it may be time to get serious about dropping some weight. Healthcare professionals advise that one sure way to lower blood pressure is to lose a few pounds. Healthcare professionals advise that losing weight does not mean you need to embark on a strict diet. Rather, adding some exercise and eating a well-balanced diet can get your scale moving in the right direction.

Don’t let high blood pressure intimidate you. Take control of your health by applying some of these tips in your lifestyle right away.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

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