New Blood Pressure Guidelines

How To Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

The latest recommendations for healthy blood pressure levels are 140/90 for individuals age 60 or younger and 150/90 for individuals over 60.

High blood pressure occurs when your vessels do not dilate enough to accommodate the blood being pumped from you heart.

Blood pressure is not a static number. It changes throughout the day. It can change from minute to minute according to many variables such as whether you are seated & resting or moving about. Almost everyone has experienced “white coat syndrome” where blood pressure rises in response to a doctor’s office visit.

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Blood pressure responds quickly & favorably with minor lifestyle changes.

These changes include:

1) Regular exercise – simply going for a brisk walk for 30 minutes daily can significantly lower blood pressure. Other forms of exercise such as yoga, swimming, biking & even gardening have the same benefits.

2) Eat more vegetables and fruits. The minimum recommended amount of vegetables & fruits per day is 5 servings. For improved health eat 7-9 servings and for optimal health eat 9-13 servings.

3) Lose weight, get to your optimal weight and blood pressure will drop significantly.

4) Get enough sleep – sleeping less than 7-8 hours and getting poor sleep will increase blood pressure. So be sure to make sleep a priority.

Implementing the above measures are a great way to lower your blood pressure.

If these fail to lower your blood pressure to the recommended levels and you want to  find a natural approach for blood pressure, contact me and I will help you find a solution.

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