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Lifestyle Changes in Lower Blood Pressure
When it comes to reducing blood pressure, most people resort to medications. While medication
is good, it might not be as effective as making effort to adjust your lifestyle. Lifestyle adjustment
matters because it sets the stage for your blood pressure to be lowered.
In this regards, I will describe some lifestyle tips that can help. Bear in mind that I am not about
to load you with another set of do’s and don’ts. This, however, are tips that will not only help
reduce your blood pressure but ensure a healthy living.
1. Maintain a Healthy Weight
As weight increases, the risk of blood pressure increases. This is why people who are obese often
experience sleep apnea. Sleep apnea sets the stage for increased blood pressure. However, losing
weight especially around the waistline would help. David Riley of the blood pressure protocol
stresses that carrying excess fat around the waistline makes one prone to high blood pressure.
2. Concentrate on a Healthy Meal
To reduce your blood sugar level, your meal should be composed of vegetables, dairy products,
whole grains etc. the blood pressure protocol reveals that these classes of meals have the capacity
to reduce blood pressure by as much as 14mmHg. Besides, it is a good idea to increase the intake
of potassium. It reduces the effect of sodium in the blood.
3. Quit Smoking
For every stick of cigarette, you pop, you raise your blood pressure just after dropping the stick.
It is not surprising smokers are often affected by many serious health complications, high blood
4. Make Effort to Curb Stress
Chronic stress sets the stage for high blood pressure. If you have an unhealthy stress coping
mechanism, it could trigger high blood pressure. Thus, drinking, smoking, emotional eating etc,
could trigger high blood pressure. Thus, try to eliminate what stresses you. If this is not possible,
develop a healthy coping strategy.
5. Support yourself With healthy People
Being around people who care about you can also help reduce high blood pressure. Supportive
people who are there for you can encourage you to take up habits that will help your health. A
support group can be your family, loved ones or an external support group.