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Lowering Your Blood Pressure In 2012

March 26, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 157

It's the first of the year and what better resolution could you make than to get your blood pressure under control? The beauty of lowering your blood pressure naturally is that every little thing you do helps. If you apply even some of these tips you'll experience an incremental reduction in your blood pressure.

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Easy tips to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

By now you probably already know that the key to lowering pressure is a combination of exercise, diet and stress control. If you go through this blog you'll find tons of information on good foods, easy exercises and stress reducing strategies but here we've listed some tips that are easy to do and have an incremental effect.

1. Cut out a "bought" meal. In our hectic lives most Americans will buy at least 2 meals a day either at a restaurant, fast food store or a processed "ready to eat" meal at the grocery store. These foods are salt bombs. Brand names like Chile's, Outback and Applebees have entrees (or in Outback's case appetizers) that are greater than the daily recommended allowance of sodium. By replacing just one of those "bought" meals with a healthy fresh meal you will make a serious dent in your sodium consumption.

2. Make bananas your new best snack food. The fluid levels in our body are controlled by a mixture of sodium and potassium. Proper fluid levels are important in preventing vessels from hardening. We get too much salt but not nearly enough potassium. By adding a single banana, a great source of potassium, to your daily diet you give your body an opportunity to adjust fluid levels to where they should be.

3. If you don't have time to exercise before work (and we all do have time if we want to make time for it) then start increasing the aerobic activity at the job. Use stairs (even if you just use them to go down) rather than elevators. Park further away. Walk to lunch. Make that afternoon break a walk break. All of these small exercises, which are more than you're doing today, have an effect.

4. While we won't say cut out caffeinated drinks like coffee and soda, it would be a good idea to take a pressure reading before you consume caffeine and then again 10 minutes after you've finished your drink. It appears that for some people, caffeine can cause a spike in pressure. If it turns out you do have a reaction then...well you know what you have to do.

There are obviously a ton more things you could be doing to reduce your blood pressure but if you think you don't have the time to take care of your health, then just try these four easy steps.

This could be the year that you get serious about your condition. Hypertension takes a long time to develop and it takes an equally long time to reverse it. The problem of course is that every year that passes our bodies are that much older and that much more difficult to fix using natural remedies.

It's your choice. You can practice these four tips and say to yourself that you're looking out for your health or you can face your condition head on and take responsibility.

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