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3 Tips for Taking Control of Your Blood Pressure

By Virginia Laird

Is maintaining a healthy blood pressure a difficult task for you? There are numerous health issues which may take over your life as the aging process settles in. One of the health issues, which many struggle to keep at bay, is high blood pressure. Health and wellness experts suggest that this battle is one that can be beaten with healthy lifestyle habits. A few of these to include in your daily life include:

  • Make exercise a priority
  • Quit smoking
  • Get rid of stress

Make Exercise a Priority

Healthcare professionals have long advised that exercising daily can help lower (or prevent) high blood pressure. Although making certain to get a workout in daily does not mean hours need to be spent at the gym. A brisk walk through your neighborhood can offer the same benefits. It is suggested that three or four 20-minute workouts each week can help prevent blood pressure issues, as well as prevent (or manage) other health issues, including diabetes. It is never too late to begin the habit of exercise.

Quit Smoking

Smoking is a bad habit which can prove to be problematic for your health in more ways than one. Research has long suggested that smoking is one of the leading causes for high blood pressure issues. Healthcare professionals advise that quitting the habit allows many to see health improvements immediately. If you struggle to stop smoking, there are many organizations which offer workshops and support groups which can help you cut the habit. Check your local community for a group which meets your needs.

Get Rid of Stress

Managing high blood pressure can be as easy as getting rid of some of the stress in your life. While stress at work may be unavoidable, there are things you can do to help reax. Exercise is one sure way to reduce the stress in your life. Health and wellness experts advise that exercise helps to release tension in the body which is built-up by stress. Stress can also cause headaches, weight gain or loss, and a host of other health issues. Don’t mess around if stress is starting to get the best of you. Take a walk and take control of your stress level which, in turn, can help you lower high blood pressure.

Now that you have this advice, you have all you need to begin lowering your high blood pressure naturally. Be sure to consult with your healthcare professional before making too many drastic changes at once. Put yourself in the driver’s seat when it comes to your health.

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

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