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3 Steps to Lowering Blood Pressure for Better Health

By Genevieve Cunningham

High blood pressure is an incredibly common problem among adults. Maybe it's the excess stress that we live through. Maybe it's the extra weight. Whatever the cause, high blood pressure can be dangerous, and it's our job to take this issue seriously if we want to be in the best health. But how? If you need a little help getting your blood pressure  -- and health! -- under control, take a look at these tips to start incorporating into your life right now. 

See Your Doctor

One of the most important steps to managing your health -- and your blood pressure -- is to see your doctor. Your personal doctor will help monitor your blood pressure, measure its severity, prescribe medication if necessary, and give you lifestyle advice. The best care is the care that you get on a regular basis. It's when the doctor is able to get to know you and your health issues. Make an appointment, make a plan, and you'll be moving toward lower blood pressure and better health before you know it. 

Change Your Diet

It's entirely possible that your blood pressure is affected by your weight. If this is the case, it might be a good idea to drop a few unnecessary pounds. This will probably mean changing your diet. A healthy diet consists of lean proteins, fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lots of water. If you have questions or concerns, ask your doctor for advice and they can point you toward the right diet or a nutritionist to help you get moving in the right direction. 

Exercise

Regular exercise helps strengthen the heart, which is important when you have high blood pressure. Maintaining a solid exercise routine can be easy. You don't have to join a gym or spend a lot of money or dread every routine. Just start by taking a walk. Start with a gentle swim. Start with yoga that stretches the muscles and relaxes the body. Just get moving. The more you move, the more you'll want to move, and the better your health will be as a whole. 

High blood pressure can be a serious issue. If you're suffering from this ailment, it's time to take action! Use these tips to lower your blood pressure, boost your health, feel your best, and prolong your life for years to come. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Castle Rock, Colo.

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