Easy Ways to Manage Your Blood Pressure
Updated: May 6, 2022
Have you been recently diagnosed with hypertension? If so, don’t worry! You’re not alone. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three American adults has high blood pressure.
However, some people are unaware they suffer from high blood pressure because they still feel calm or unflushed. Always have your doctor check your blood pressure on your annual check-up.
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The following suggestions will help manage your blood pressure if you need it and if not will make the rest of your family generally healthy.
The best place to start when looking at your health is with a low-fat diet with plenty of vegetables. The Mediterranean Diet has also been shown as an effective way for people who have high blood pressure, so give it some consideration!
Exercise is another great way to manage your blood pressure. Start by simply walking around the block or taking the stairs instead. To maintain your fitness try finding a sport as a hobby such as hiking or biking, instead of workout routines!
Stress obviously raises your blood pressure and no one can ever avoid all stresses. Be sure to take the time to destress, whether it is through a hobby or meditation practice. Take the time to breathe deeply and enjoy small moments and see the big picture.
Caffeine, smoking, and alcohol all contribute to high blood pressure levels for people with stressors so make sure you avoid these when trying to alleviate anxiety or deal with daily hassles.
If you make all of these changes to your lifestyle, there is a good chance that these healthy habits will lead to weight loss which also improves your blood pressure!