9 Ways to Naturally Maintain a Healthy Blood Pressure
Nov 18, 2015 10:10 AM EST | By A. M.
The ideal blood pressure level to avoid cardiovascular problems and stroke is anywhere below 120 over 80 (120/80) but not lower than 90 over 60 (90/60). High blood pressure is a leading risk factor for occurences of heart diseases and stroke. In Australia, stroke is among the highest causes of death. Even then, people are often unaware when their blood pressure pushes up to unhealthy levels.
Here are a few natural ways to stay within the safe zone:
1. The higher the weight the higher the blood pressure: Work at losing any extra pound. Added weight strains the heart and may lead to hypertension.
2. Regular exercise of the body gives the heart regular exercise, too. When the heart is strengthened it is more able to cope with slight fluctuations to the blood pressure level. Consistency is key against losing the benefits of any exercise.
3. Replace salt with herbs and spices whenever possible. The fluid that salt causes to be retained may increase blood volume and pressure in the arteries.
4. Include potassium-rich food sources in meals regularly. The potassium content in vegetables, fruits, lentils, fish, shellfish, nuts and seeds provide protection against any increase in blood pressure caused by salt intake.
5. Remember that nicotine overworks the heart by constricting blood vessels and releasing adrenaline. This release of adrenaline triggers the release of glucose in the blood and increased heart rate, respiration and blood pressure.
6. Take snoring seriously. Snoring may indicate the presence of obstructive sleep apnoea condition, which is linked to hypertension and high blood pressure, and even heart failure and stroke.
7. Lessen caffeine stimulation to protect against constriction of the blood vessels and increased blood pressure.
8. Allot sufficient time to de-stress and ensure an environment and a lifestyle that allows for good work-life balance.
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