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We May Avoid Medication for Blood Pressure

By Tom Herrin

One of the most common health issues today seems to be high blood pressure.  It may happen to those regardless of what other factors they have.  For some, medication is necessary to deal with some metabolic problems.  For a good number of people, they may be the victim of their lifestyle choice or habits.  Most habits are simply things people do, and continue to do, because they have not chosen to make a change.  Breaking a habit requires some conscious thought.  It takes the ability to make a decision.  Even things so basic as to what they eat can be due to an acquired taste.  Many times, this may have them leaning toward foods or preparations that just don't support the best of overall health.  Small changes can accomplish the intended purpose.

Weight Loss Can Be Big

Without a doubt, losing weight can be a huge struggle for many.  Everyone has different rates at which they burn calories.  Losing pounds may be the most difficult thing they could deal with.  For those who desire to lose a little, doing so just a little at a time may be enough to make a significant impact on blood pressure.  One may be surprised at the results.  Just limiting portions or making a small sacrifice of some kind of food may be enough to allow the individual to burn a few more calories than they take in.  Even losing at a rate of one pound every couple of weeks is progress.  Before long, it will likely show up as a benefit to blood pressure and other health concerns.

Limiting Sodium May Do Wonders

With the amount of fast foods and ready-to-eat meals that people rely on today, many take in far more sodium than is healthy.  Becoming better at reading labels and menus may inform people of what they are consuming.  By simply being aware and making better decisions, most people can reduce the amount of sodium in their diets with little effort.  Their biggest struggle is probably adapting their tastes accordingly.

It Is Up to Us

I have found that making good decisions is just about entirely up to me.  As I have opportunities to do so, I try to make good ones.  I try to monitor my weight, and it is easy when I do so.  If not, I can get in trouble in a hurry.  I also use less salt, or an alternative, when I need to do so.  It works for me.  Hopefully some small things will work for you.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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