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Regular Exercise For Lowering Blood Pressure Naturally

By Ignacio W. Koeppel

Do you have high blood pressure and have been enduring the various side effects that come from the drug? What is great is the fact that your high blood pressure can be lowered without having to experience the adverse effects of drugs. Here, you will learn some methodologies on lowering blood pressure naturally.

If you have been taking anti-hypertensive drugs for some time already, you have been definitely enduring the various side effects every day. You have been enduring the different side effects since you thought that this is the only way to lower your high blood pressure. On the contrary, people with hypertension have other choices because there have been a lot of proven natural methods that can treat hypertension.

Diet is one of the proven natural approaches that can treat high blood pressure. What you eat can really affect your health. To be able to decrease your high blood pressure, you must watch what you eat and how much you eat. Since people oftentimes underestimate the amount of food that they eat, it is very advisable to keep a food diary.

The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, is today considered the best form of diet for people with hypertension. Studies show that people who were on the DASH diet had lower blood pressure in a span of few weeks. The focus of the DASH diet is increased consumption of low-fat dairy products, legumes, fish, nuts, poultry, vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. These foods are high in nutrients like potassium, magnesium, fiber, calcium, and protein which can surely help lower blood pressure. Aside from that, the DASH diet has less amounts of sweetened beverages, sodium, fats, desserts, red meats, and processed meats.

Another natural way that can lower high blood pressure is exercise. Studies have proven that having a sedentary lifestyle is one risk factor of heart disease. Because of its multitude of benefits, regular exercise is being advised by doctors.

It is very helpful for people to exercise regularly for three to four times every week for 20 to 30 minutes. The best types of exercise for people with hypertension are stretching, aerobic exercises, and strengthening exercises. Swimming, rowing, skating, skiing, biking, jumping rope, jogging, and walking are some examples of aerobic exercises. Remember that for you to exercise regularly, you do not really have to go to the gym.

One of the natural methodologies proven effective in treating hypertension is stress reduction. Remember that if a person gets stressed out, he or she exercises less, smokes, drinks, cannot sleep, and overeats. All these can cause a rise in the blood pressure. Therefore, lowering your stress levels means that you can lower your blood pressure. If you begin feeling stressed, you must know the different stress reduction techniques that you can apply which include yoga, outdoor games, listening to music, meditation, and many more.

These are only three ways that have been proven effective in lowering blood pressure naturally. And the benefits of these ways are not only focused on lowering your blood pressure but in maintaining overall good health.

Now, you can surely stop having to endure the side effects of anti-hypertension drugs. Turn to other ways that have been proven effective in lowering blood pressure naturally.

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