According to Healthline, high blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common health problem that can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other health problems. Fortunately, there are several natural ways to lower your blood pressure some of which will be revealed in this article.
Limiting sodium intake is a good step in reducing high blood pressure. The prescribed daily intake of sodium is less than 2,300 milligrams (mg), or about one teaspoon of salt. Potassium can also help counteract the effects of sodium and lower blood pressure naturally. Foods that are rich in potassium include bananas, spinach, sweet potatoes, and avocados.
Being overweight or obese could increase the risk of high blood pressure. Losing weight through a healthy diet and exercise can help you lower blood pressure naturally.
Exercise can help you lower blood pressure by strengthening the heart and improving your blood flow. Try for at least 30 minutes of exercise some days of the week.
Chronic stress can contribute to your high blood pressure. Relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, and yoga can help you to reduce stress levels. Drinking too much alcohol can also increase your blood pressure.
However, by incorporating these natural remedies into your lifestyle, you can lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of developing serious health problems. But, if your blood pressure remains high despite these lifestyle changes, consult with your doctor.
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