Thursday, April 7, 2011

6 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

High blood pressure is the measurement of the force applied to the artery wall as the heart pumps blood through the body. Having high blood pressure can raise your risk of having a heart attack, stroke and for developing heart failure if left untreated.

Normal blood pressure is less than 120/80.
Prehypertension is 120-139/80-89.
Hypertension is greater than 140/90.

Fortunately, high blood pressure is a risk factor that can be managed. Here are 6 simple ways to lower your blood pressure naturally.
  1. Exercise
  2. Decrease sodium in diet
  3. Reduce stress
  4. Weight loss (if needed)
  5. Limit alcohol to no more than 2 drinks daily
  6. If you snore - see your health care provider

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