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Don't Let High Blood Pressure Slow You Down

By Virginia Laird

Many each year are diagnosed with blood pressure issues, mostly high blood pressure. While some hear this and allow the stress of the new get the best of them, it is not something to let happen. Health and wellness professionals advise that there are a number of things you can do to control this health issue without the need for long-term medication. Most of these solutions will take much dedication and determination to be successful. However, this hard work will be worth the struggle. A few things to consider changing in your lifestyle include:

  • Reduce your stress
  • Make time to exercise
  • Attempt losing weight
  • Try to stop smoking

Reduce Your Stress

Research suggests that stress can be a huge factor in high blood pressure issues. Healthcare providers recommend those who struggle with this issue should do their best to reduce stress. Some advise that meditation can help lower stress levels. Health and wellness professionals recommend taking up yoga as a way to find some measure of stress relief. Most gyms offer these classes. Check with your local gym to find the best available yoga class to fit your schedule.

Make Time to Exercise

If you are one who struggles with blood pressure issues, health and wellness experts suggest it can be wise to begin exercising daily. There is no need to rush out and purchase an expensive gym membership. Although there are benefits in being a member at some workout facility, a brisk walk through your neighborhood can help manage this issue. If you are not one who likes to exercise alone, you may consider finding a workout buddy.

Attempt to Lose Weight

Many who have trouble managing blood pressure also have need to drop some weight. Research suggests that additional weight can put stress on the heart which can cause blood pressure to be higher than normal. If you need to drop a few pounds, begin by looking at what you choose to eat. A well-balanced diet can significantly impact your weight. Following this diet can mean giving up soda, sugar, and other extras which can pack on the pounds.

Try to Stop Smoking

Smoking is one thing which can have negative impacts on blood pressure. Quitting the habit of smoking can prove to be easier said than done. While it can be a near impossible habit to put behind you, it is worth the struggle. If you have a desire to stop, many communities offer support groups at no cost which can help. For those not ready for this type of commitment there are plenty of over-the-counter products designed to help fight the craving for nicotine.

Make the commitment to improve your blood pressure right away!

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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