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There May Be Options in Managing Blood Pressure

By Tom Herrin

The variety of choices in today's world, when it comes to managing health, is pretty wide open.  Many feel that medication is the right way to go anytime they have a problem.  Others may prefer to avoid medication at all costs.  The best available methods may be somewhere in the middle.  There are some medications that are truly miraculous in nature.  The downside of taking long-term medication may be the fact that some of them can wear your body out.  While you should certainly follow the advice of trained professionals, if you can find ways to head off issues, it may be wise to try them.  When it comes to managing blood pressure, there are some viable options that may be tried.

Lose Weight

For certain, this is a tried and true solution for many who suffer from high blood pressure.  A problem for many people is that they go for an all-or-none approach.  Losing just a few pounds may have a significant impact on health.  This may be done by making a few good decisions ahead of time.  If you tend to eat fast foods, order the smaller item.  A child's plate can be good at times.  Choosing either smaller fries, or a substitute, can cut enough calories to help you drop a pound or so per month.  The results can add up fast.

Trim Some of the Caffeine

Many people consume quite a bit of caffeine each day without ever realizing it.  Coffee, tea, and some soft drinks can dump a lot of caffeine in the system.  It may be responsible for some slight increases in blood pressure.  Switching to drinks that are either low in caffeine or caffeine-free may help cut out enough to make a difference in a short period of time.  It is worth the effort for those who are struggling with the issue.

Cut Stress

Most of us deal with some kind of stress.  It may be from work, school, finances, or something else.  It can really do a number on our health.  It is important to find a way to reduce it.  Whether it is a hobby, exercise program, or whatever, it will be a wise investment of time and effort to do something.  You may be amazed by what a few small changes can do.  

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Asheville, N.C.

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