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Managing Blood Pressure Naturally May Be Best

By Tom Herrin

Those reading this likely have an interest in managing their health in the best way possible using as little medication as they can.  There are many good and useful medications around that have provided some life-saving assistance to many individuals.  Their use over the long term may be harmful, but it is often a matter of weighing whether the benefits outweigh the risks.  A large number of individuals could very likely manage their blood pressure through natural means if they are willing to make a solid commitment.  That means making good decisions and sticking to them.

Drop a Few Pounds

Losing weight seems like a futile effort for many.  Some of it may be due to the fact that the individual is unwilling to make any real sacrifices.  Another reason may be that they have goals that are unrealistic or unattainable.  Smaller and simpler goal for weight loss are often much more practical.  Calorie content is available on most things, so simply limiting helpings may be a start.  Cutting 500 calories per day can add up to a pound of loss per week.  Even going at a slower pace and cutting 250 calories per day may be barely noticeable for the individual with good results.  If you can lose a half pound per week, it may well add up to better blood pressure numbers in a matter of weeks.

Watch the Sodium

Many people are sensitive to sodium.  It may cause their blood pressure to increase and stay that way.  Part of this is a natural reaction to the sodium as it can cause the blood vessels to become more rigid.  Since most sodium is taken in as salt, using less salt may be a start.  Buying or ordering foods with less salt should be part of the regular routine.  There are also some pretty good salt substitutes on the market.  It may just be a matter of buying them and giving them a try.

Take More Ownership

We all have to be more involved in our efforts to live healthier.  In our home, we keep a home monitor and use it regularly.  By doing so, I am able to quickly see when my blood pressure is elevated and take action to do something to help it immediately.  Once I do this, I am usually able to see positive results within a few days.  It works well for us, it may do the same for you.

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

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