Simple Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

natural ways to lower blood pressureIf you’ve been to your health checkup lately and your physician has expressed concern about your blood pressure, pay attention.  Lowering your blood pressure naturally brings tremendous health benefits and can prevent you from being required to add a blood pressure medication regimen to your daily life.   Better health and more money in your pocket?  Sounds good, right?

Natural Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

  • If you’re overweight, lose a few pounds.  The weight loss does not have to be drastic to show a marked improvement in your blood pressure readings.  Losing even two or three pounds can help.
  • Reduce your sodium intake.  Sodium raises blood pressure, plain and simple.  Read product packaging to check for sodium levels; foods don’t have to taste salty to contain moderate amounts of sodium.
  • Eat your fruits and vegetables.  Not sure how many you’re supposed to be eating?  Use this helpful and simple calculator to find out.  Remember that there are more health benefits in whole fruits and vegetables than processed ones.  For example, a whole apple will give you more health benefits than a 1/2 cup of applesauce.
  • Eat fish.  It’s great for your blood pressure.  Consume fish on a regular basis, or consider taking a fish oil supplement.  You can find them here at Brian’s Pharmacies.
  • Exercise.  Increase your breathing and heart rate for 30 minutes daily, and over time your blood pressure will begin to lower.
  • Stop Smoking!  By now, you certainly know many reasons why it’s good to quit.  If you need help, we have the advice and assistance you need.
  • Limit your alcohol consumption.  For lower blood pressure, consume a maximum of one serving of alcohol daily.   Not sure what makes a serving?  Visit the National Institute of Health’s visual guide.

If you are concerned your blood pressure is high, start taking these easy steps.  You might be surprised at how quickly you can bring your numbers back into the healthy range.

If you have more questions about blood pressure medications, we here at your Philadelphia  pharmacy are ready to help.  Remember too, that we have a printable log that you can use to track your blood pressure.  It’s a great idea to start keeping track if you have concerns.

 

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