Thursday, November 15, 2012

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure

If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure you may feel panicked or let down that you allowed your health get out of hand, but instead of wallowing over what is already done, why not do something about it? There are many natural methods that can help lower your blood pressure, from losing weight to taking natural supplements such as co enzyme q10. Don’t allow your blood pressure to dictate your health – show your blood pressure who is boss.

Lose Some Weight – Studies show that just by losing ten pounds you can lower your blood pressure. The more weight you lose, the lower your pressure will become. As you lose more weight the medicine you’re on for your high blood pressure will also be more effective. Figure out a target weight that will work best for you and plan on achieving it. In time your blood pressure will lower and you’ll be proud of yourself for all of your hard work!

Take Co Enzyme Q10 – Co enzyme q10 is known for increasing energy production in your heart muscle, which in turn increases the strength of the energy that is pumped to your heart. With more strength to your heart this also will lower your blood pressure because Co enzyme q10 also helps with other symptoms of high blood pressure, such as having difficulty sleeping and experiencing shortness of breath. Increase the energy that goes to your heart and your blood pressure should improve over time as well.

Exercise Regularly – If you aren’t currently exercising at least a half an hour a day start making small changes now. Studies show that just after a few weeks of regular exercising that your blood pressure will gradually lower. If you’re unsure what exercises are okay for you to participate in due to your weight or a heart condition, ask your doctor. He or she will be able to help you come up with a proper exercising schedule that will allow you to reach your goals and hopefully lower your blood pressure in the process.

Sierra is a freelance writer and owner of Paige One. She doesn’t have high blood pressure but knows how to treat it if she ever does have it!

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