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3 Tips to Lower Your Blood Pressure

By Virginia Laird

Have you been told by your healthcare provider that you need to do something about high blood pressure? You are not alone. Millions across the nation struggle with blood pressure issues each year. Taking control of this issue may be easier than you think. Health and wellness experts advise that there are many things you can do to take control of high blood pressure without the need of medication. A few things to consider doing include:

  • Make exercise a priority
  • Eat well-balanced meals
  • Drop a few pounds

Make Exercise a Priority

Although exercise may not be your favorite activity, it is important when trying to control your blood pressure. Health and wellness experts suggest that exercise offers a wide range of benefits for the body. Working out, whether at the gym, at home, or outside for as little as 20 to 30 minutes each day can help you take control of high blood pressure issues. If you are unsure where to begin exercising, there are always fitness instructors at your local gym ready and willing to help you devise a plan.

Eat Well-Balanced Meals

Eating healthy plays a huge role in blood pressure and the health of your heart. Diets which are high in sodium can be detrimental to someone who is trying to control blood pressure. When trying to eat a well-balanced diet, it is necessary to include lots of vegetables. If you struggle with how to prepare a well-balanced meal, there are a plethora of resources made available online which are free or low cost to help you meal plan.

Drop a Few Pounds

Losing weight is another thing that can help control blood pressure naturally. Research suggests that as little as an extra five pounds can elevate blood pressure and cause problems. Dropping weight can be as easy as changing your diet, or adding a little exercise to your daily activities. Another tip for weight loss is to increase the amount of water that you drink. Water works as a zero calorie filler which can help you control the amount of food you consume.

As you work to lower your high blood pressure, adhering to this advice may help you see improvements in just a few weeks. Keep in mind that your journey may not be easy but it will be well worth it.

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

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