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Chiropractic Care Helps Hypertension!

By Donna Stark

You may have heard that sitting is the new smoking or that stress has been dubbed a "silent killer," but have you heard anything about hypertension? Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is another one of those medical conditions that often go unnoticed until it is too late, which is why it is so important to get your blood pressure taken regularly and to take the necessary steps to lower it. Here are some easy suggestions on how to do so from your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic.

Routine Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is a safe, effective, and all-natural approach to improved health and wellness that can help lower blood pressure levels in a couple of different ways. Take a look at these ways below.

  • Alleviates pain - Chiropractic adjustments help alleviate pain throughout your body, which in turn, can lower your blood pressure level
  • Reduces stress - Learn how regular chiropractic adjustments can help you manage your stress and balance your mood swings by visiting The Joint Chiropractic

Engage in Daily Exercise

You can lower your blood pressure level with just 30 minutes of moderate exercise each day. Exercise improves the health of your heart, increases circulation, and lowers stress levels. Start your day with some stretching or yoga poses, take a quick walk around the block during your lunch break, or hit the gym after work. Just find a way to keep your body moving!

Get Some Rest

Do you know what likes to exacerbate hypertension? Poor sleep and sleep deprivation do, which is why you need to prioritize your rest. Aim to get at least seven or eight hours of quality sleep each night by turning off all electronic devices at least an hour before bed, keeping your room dark, quiet, and cool, and being consistent with your sleep routine.

Be Proactive With Your Health

It's imperative to get your blood pressure levels tested, to address any noticeable changes, and to maintain regular visits with your healthcare provider when it comes to hypertension. And if you have any concerns about the state of your health, speak up! Remember, your doctors will only know what you tell them, so keep them informed.  

A Healthy Lifestyle

Taking a proactive approach to control your blood pressure is your best bet for a long and healthy life, so be sure to exercise every day, get quality sleep, and see your doctors regularly. In addition to those steps, head on in to establish routine chiropractic care at The Joint Chiropractic. You won't regret doing so!

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

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