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How to Improve Your Blood Pressure Sans Medication

By Virginia Laird

Maintaining good overall health and wellness can prove to be an enormous task. There are many pieces to the puzzle which make up overall wellness. Experts suggest that among the important things to worry about is blood pressure. Those who struggle with too high or too low blood pressure may need medicine to help regulate their numbers. Still, there are a few things you can do to try to avoid the need for some of these pills. These professionals suggest there are several things you can do to help manage your blood pressure, including:

  • Stop smoking right away
  • Make time to exercise
  • Make sleep a priority

Stop Smoking Right Away

Smoking has a negative impact on your overall health, which includes your blood pressure. Healthcare experts suggest that now is always a good time to begin kicking the habit. For those who struggle with this, there are plenty of things you can do to get help. Some rely on over-the-counter gum and patches, while others need more assistance. Many turn to support groups to find the help needed. For those who need more support, check with your local community to find support groups for this very issue. If you are serious about managing your blood pressure, start kicking your habit today.

Make Time to Exercise

Exercise impacts a variety of areas when it comes to your overall health and wellness. For this reason, experts suggest that you make time to work out daily. It is suggested that you exercise at least 30 minutes each day. This can be as simple as walking through your neighborhood or as difficult as hitting the gym. No matter where you find your exercise, making time for it daily can help you manage your blood pressure numbers without the need for a ton of medication.

Make Sleep a Priority

Sleep is another thing that can greatly impact your health. When trying to manage your blood pressure it is necessary to make sure you are getting plenty of sleep. Health and wellness experts suggest that the average adult should get an average of six hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. For parents with young children this can prove to be quite a struggle. Still, making time to get plenty of sleep is necessary. Start today giving yourself a bedtime to help make sure you get plenty of sleep.

Now is the time to put your health first and start making the changes necessary to impact your health positively.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Happy Valley, Ore.

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