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Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally: Stress And Exercise

By Aurora D. Tolayo

Because people suffering from hypertension have become tired of tolerating the side effects of anti-hypertensive drugs, they are looking for other effective ways to lower blood pressure. If you happen to have hypertension, this article will tell you how you can lower your blood pressure naturally.

For so many years already, using anti-hypertensive drugs is still considered as the best type of method for hypertension treatment. The huge number of scientific studies done on anti-hypertensive drugs can really support their efficacy. And not to mention the millions of people who have been treated with anti-hypertensive medications for a very long time. Indeed, these are efficacious in keeping your blood pressure in check.

The only problem with using anti-hypertensive agents lies in their side effects. No matter what specific brand you are using, you will definitely encounter its side effects. Therefore, since anti-hypertensive drugs are the best method in lowering blood pressure, you definitely need to look for other methods that can help in the function of anti-hypertensive drugs so that your dosage will be lessened or you will no longer need to take these drugs. And these other methods must be as effective as the anti-hypertensive drugs but without side effects. Are there really other strategies that can do just that?

One of these ways is stress reduction. Stress is one of the established risk factors of hypertension. Although the exact way that stress can contribute to the development of hypertension is still unknown, the wrong ways of coping with stress makes it contribute even more to the development of hypertension. Examples of these wrong ways of coping with stress are overeating, excessive drinking and smoking, oversleeping or lack of sleep, lack of physical activity and others.

Therefore, people who are diagnosed with hypertension must know how to avoid stress and how to deal with it correctly. First, establishing the root cause of stress must be done in order to avoid it. Think of the occasions wherein you were so stressed and identify its cause. Now that you know what caused your stress, avoid it as much as you can. But if you cannot and you would have to live with it, you most definitely need to learn how to deal with it properly. Therefore, you must know different stress reduction techniques which include exercise, soothing music, yoga, nature walks, sports, outdoor games, reading, power naps, prayer, and others. Therefore, if you start feeling stressed, take the time to stop what you are doing and focus on relieving your stress and anxiety.

Another of these methods is regular exercise. Among the different risk factors of hypertension, a sedentary lifestyle is one of these. Whether you already suffer from hypertension or not, adding regular exercise into your daily routine can definitely benefit your health. Your blood pressure will be reduced if you exercise regularly for 30 minutes every day.

Stress reduction and regular exercise are only two of the ways that can help lower your blood pressure naturally. And the effectiveness of these methods in lowering blood pressure is also supported by scientific studies.

Aside from stress reduction and regular exercise, there are still more ways that can help lower your blood pressure naturally. Find out about these today so that you do not have to endure the side effects of anti-hypertensive drugs anymore.

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