Important Message from The Joint Chiropractic regarding COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) - Read More

Tips for Lowering Your Blood Pressure

By Stephen R. Farris

Nearly one-half of the American population has high blood pressure, according to reports from various health care agencies from across the nation.

Usually, a person with high blood pressure is classified with one or both of the following. The systolic number is greater than 130, or the diastolic number is greater than 80. Normal blood pressure is considered 130/80, with small variances fractionally lower to an extent, but never too far from those numbers.

Normally, people with high blood pressure usually take medication to help keep it under control. Other methods are more natural and involve things such as fresh herbs, raw fruits and vegetables, and regular exercise.

Increasing your activity rate is a good start to helping keep your blood pressure normal and to bring it down when elevated. However, when starting an exercise program or being more active, you should probably consult with your local chiropractor and/or primary physician to make sure there are no other conditions you may not be aware of that could prevent you from starting. 

With that being said, you don't want to start out in fast and furious mode either. So here's a few tips to get started to lower your blood pressure and maintain healthy numbers.

  • Use stairs more when at work
  • Walk instead of drive, if you live near your job
  • Do more chores around the house
  • Take up gardening
  • If you own a bike take a refreshing ride around the neighborhood

Change Your Diet

Another way to help lower blood pressure is to change up your diet and drop a few pounds. Obesity can lead to heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and even some forms of cancer. A couple of changes could be cutting out processed foods, and eating more fresh leafy green vegetables and fresh fruits.

Drop the Sodium, Add More Potassium

The verdict on sodium is still a debatable one in the area of food nutrition. A certain amount of salt is needed in our daily diet, it's just when too much (usually hidden in high processed and packaged foods) is consumed that it leads to health problems. Try increasing your potassium intake instead. There are many foods high in potassium, such as bananas, milk, fish, sweet potatoes, etc.

If you have questions about lowering your blood pressure, your local chiropractor can help answer some of those, and even offer tips and suggestions on how to control it better. 

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Pasadena, Tex.

Story link

Download your offer today and save!

$29 New Patient Special, Consultation | Exam | Adjustment

Offer valued at $45. Valid for new patients only. See clinic for chiropractor(s)' name and license info. Clinics managed and/or owned by franchisee or Prof. Corps. Restrictions may apply to Medicare eligible patients. Individual results may vary.