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Try to Stay Med-Free in Managing Blood Pressure

By Tom Herrin

The world today is much higher tech than it was only a generation ago.  This includes the way many illnesses and medical conditions are treated.  While there was a time that, in order to find out anything about the overall condition of their health, people had to rely on spending time in some kind of medical facility doing tests.  This may have included things both large and small.  Today it is not always so involved.  Finding out about many conditions is possible at home or through some simple tests.  This makes it not only fast but convenient as well.  It also can save some expense.  One of the common issues that many people deal with today is high blood pressure.  Not only can blood pressure problems be monitored easily, they may often be dealt with through some simple changes.

If You Can Lose Weight, Do It

For many, the thought of trying to lose weight seems like an impossible task.  If this is the case, perhaps they should go on to another area for improvement.  But if they should be inclined to try, it may help to know that it is not necessary to lose tens of pounds in order to make a difference.  Losing just a pound or two may have an impact, and that may be accomplished by doing one or two small things.  For those who eat a lot of fast foods, cutting back to a smaller order each time can help.  Trying the small or junior version of some meals can have a bigger impact than one may think.  Another thing could be to change their selection item to one that is healthier.  Losing that pound or two in a few weeks may be enough to change numbers.

Shift Away From Caffeine

Lots of people take in large amounts of caffeine every day.  Just choosing caffeine-free or low-caffeine drinks may help.  An easy test is to check blood pressure before drinking some of those drinks then again about a half hour after drinking one.  If there is a significant increase, it could be part of the problem.  That allows them to make changes accordingly.

Be Aware of Numbers

One of the easiest things to do is monitor progress.  There is no reason to worry about something that is fine.  We bought a blood pressure monitor and use it often.  Checking regularly has been a big help.  If I find mine creeping up, I can go ahead and make some small adjustments.  I have found that, by doing this, I am able to keep my blood pressure at a desired level with little extra effort or sacrifice.

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

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