How To Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

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How To Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

Lower Blood Pressure NaturallyThe old adage, “Eat right and exercise,” still holds true today. Maintaining a low fat, low cholesterol diet (as well as eating enough potassium, calcium, and magnesium) is essential to maintaining a healthy blood pressure and a healthier overall lifestyle.1 The same holds true for exercise. Combining the appropriate and recommended amounts of cardiovascular (minimum of 30 minutes per day 5 days a week) and weight-bearing exercise will help prevent or slow down that unwanted rise in blood pressure your doctor keeps warning you about.

(For more information on how to lower blood pressure naturally through proper nutrition and exercise, please see our Nutrition and Exercise pages)

Additionally, there are many behaviors and medical conditions that are very detrimental to your overall health, including your blood pressure. The most common are as follows:

  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol intake
  • Excessive salt intake
  • Cocaine and other stimulant drug use
  • Sleep apnea
  • COPD and other breathing problems

Additionally, many other issues can all potentially cause an elevation in blood pressure. Seeking proper medical treatment for any of the above conditions and/or detrimental behaviors can dramatically improve your blood pressure as well as your overall health.

1. Riaz K, Batuman V. Hypertension. Medscape Reference; 2012.