According to Helathline, Systolic blood pressure refers to the amount of pressure exerted by the blood against the arterial walls during the contraction of the heart. This is the top number that is recorded when blood pressure is measured. A normal systolic blood pressure reading is considered to be around 120 mm Hg (millimeters of mercury) or lower. However, a systolic blood pressure reading of 130 mm Hg or higher is considered to be high blood pressure or hypertension.
High systolic blood pressure can be a risk factor for a number of health issues, such as heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure. Therefore, it is important to keep blood pressure under control. While there are medications available that can help manage high blood pressure, there are also natural ways to lower systolic blood pressure.
One way to lower systolic blood pressure naturally is through exercise. Regular physical activity can help strengthen the heart and improve blood circulation. It is recommended to aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week, such as brisk walking or cycling.
Another way to lower systolic blood pressure naturally is through dietary changes. A diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein can help lower blood pressure. Additionally, limiting the intake of salt, alcohol, and processed foods can also help reduce blood pressure.
Stress management techniques such as meditation, yoga, or deep breathing exercises can also help lower systolic blood pressure. Stress can cause blood vessels to narrow, which can increase blood pressure. Learning how to manage stress can help reduce blood pressure and improve overall health.
Overall, there are many natural ways to lower systolic blood pressure. While it may take some effort and dedication to make lifestyle changes, the benefits of maintaining healthy blood pressure are well worth it. By making these changes, individuals can reduce their risk of developing health complications associated with high blood pressure and improve their overall health and wellbeing.
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