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Changing Your Beverages May Help Blood Pressure

By Tom Herrin

Dealing with health problems can be difficult for anyone.  For those who have issues that may require regular medication, making the right kinds of decisions to help them manage better can be quite a challenge.  When people are told they have high blood pressure, they may also be told they should consider some lifestyle changes.  The problem is that too many people simply don't take that advice seriously enough.  Many times, a few small changes is all it takes to turn blood pressure in the right direction.  They won't normally have to commit to major changes because the small steady ones will often be more than enough.

Try Eating Healthier

Sometimes when people hear mention about eating healthy, they think it means eating foods that are unusual and/or have no flavor.  Simply making a few choices ahead of time may make a difference.  Many people rely on fast food meals as much as once per day.  Many of these foods are fried and have lots of salt.  Simply choosing small fries, or an alternative, when the order burgers may cut hundreds of calories per meal.  Losing weight at a rate of a pound every two weeks is not a bad pace.  In a fairly short period of time, they may see noticeable improvements.  Reducing the amounts of some kind of carbs such as breads or starches may also have good results reasonably fast.

Drink Less Caffeine

A lot of people take in large amounts of caffeine on a daily basis.  This may be from coffee, soft drinks, or both.  When this is the case, switching to something that is either lower in caffeine, or caffeine-free, can cut the amount quite a bit.  It may be surprising just how much difference this can make.  People are often able to be more relaxed, sleep better, and have lower blood pressure as a result.

Get Others Involved

If you want to have the best possible outcome, it may help to recruit others to help with your efforts.  It can help provide more support and share in some of the things that create stress.  If others around you are aware of the efforts you are making, they may choose to help support you by encouraging you.  If they help by going for walks, choosing healthier foods, or finding substitutes for drinks.  You may be surprised just how your efforts can pay off.  I have been able to manage my blood pressure quite well by taking some of these same measures.

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

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