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How To Prevent Hypertension

How To Prevent Hypertension

Hypertension or commonly known as high blood pressure is considered to be a silent killer. That is simply because it can cause damage to the heart, the brain and even other organs of the body. Lots of cure for hypertension have been made available, but instead of settling for expensive maintenance medications, why not learn to prevent hypertension in the first place?

Your diet can contribute a lot to your having a high blood pressure. Some of the foods you eat can either improve your blood circulation or cause plaques to build in the walls of your veins. Choose a healthy diet rich with fruits and vegetables and go low on salty and oily foods.

Alcohol is good for the body but only in moderate levels. Once consumed, a small percentage of alcohol can metabolize and turn into energy; the remaining percentage turns into fat. This is especially true with beer. If you want to drink, try red wine instead, but drink moderately. Red wine contains an antioxidant that helps improve blood circulation.

Quit the tobacco for good. Tobacco smoke has been found to increase a person’s risk for hypertension and stroke attacks. Nicotine found in tobacco can cause blood vessels to constrict making it difficult for blood to flow freely. If you’re a smoker, quitting can reduce your risk not only for hypertension but also for heart attack and stroke by up to 80 percent.

Nothing can cause your blood vessels to constrict faster than stress. Experts have found out that stress can cause hypertension more than poor diet does. That is the reason why grumpy people have higher risk for high blood pressure than people who smile and laugh a lot. Get rid of stress through adequate rest and regular exercise. Exercise and sleep is said to help improve the mood.

Diseases related to hypertension can also be prevented through proper diet, regular exercise and adequate rest. As simple as these tips may seem, they are actually effective in keeping you healthy and disease-free. But above all else, don’t forget to visit your favorite doctor and get regular checkups.…

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Natural Blood Pressure

Natural Blood Pressure

There are many things that we can do, or actions we can take to help us to naturally treat hypertension to avoid the chance of having to take medication and the side effects caused by it, for the rest of our lives. Nobody really wants to be on medication, so if it could be avoided then surely that has got to be the way to go.

Lifestyle changes are always the first place to start when we have found out we are hypertensive, just by adjusting our diet can help to have a big enough impact to bring our blood pressure down to a normal level. Now obviously this doesn’t always happen and there may be other steps to take like doing some regular exercise or cutting down or even stopping smoking if that is a habit that we have, or looking at the amount of alcohol that we consume.

I have come across a breathing technique in the past which involves spending 15 minutes a day slowing our breathing down to just 6 breaths a minute. This can actually help in controlling our blood pressure. But what I wanted to talk about here was another technique that I have recently stumbled upon and that is Acupressure.

Now you must of heard of Acupuncture and I believe that it is possible that could also help in the treatment of hypertension. But Acupressure is all about applying pressure with the fingers to different acupoints around our bodies. We have many acupoints positioned around the body and they are all related to different parts of our being and there would be certain acupoints that would be used to help with the lowering of blood pressure as there would be others used may be for back pain or headaches.

This is an Ancient Chinese treatment and is used to treat many different ailments and diseases, hypertension being among them. It is worth having a look into this treatment, especially if you are having trouble trying to lower blood pressure naturally and are having trouble getting it to a safe level.…

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The Skinny on Walking Away Your Depression

The Skinny on Walking Away Your Depression

Many medical professionals realize the benefit that regular exercise can have on people suffering with depression. Several mental health experts are now prescribing their patients with depression their very own pedometer. Studies show that regular exercise can increase neurotransmitter activity and improve mood. For people who suffer with the debilitating symptoms of depression, this can be welcoming news. But too often, those with depression can’t find the motivation to stick with, let alone start, any exercise program. However, a pedometer may be just what the doctor ordered.

A pedometer is an instrument that measures the amount of steps a person takes during any given time period. It can calculate total distance or time too. For people who are depressed, even getting out of bed can present a big challenge. But if you wear a pedometer, you will realize that you have taken several steps just walking from the bed to the bathroom. And walking back logs a few more. Although this may not seem like exercise to most, for people who are in the grips of depression, that can be seen as a mild success.

Whether you choose to use a pedometer or not, try increasing your activity level each day. Rather than walking only to the mailbox to check your mail, try walking to the neighbor’s mailbox or even a few houses away. Each day, increase the level of activity slightly. Eventually, the pedometer will be reading more and more steps, and the neurotransmitters will be releasing that ever important feel-good hormone that will improve your mood. As your mood elevates, begin to ratchet up the intensity of your exercise program. Play some tennis with a friend, go for a swim or take a long hike. All of these exercises will engage your mind in something you enjoy and will continue to allow you to reap the benefits of increased neurotransmitter activity.

Participating in exercise with a partner will not only make it more fun, it will hold you more accountable and will give you a support system when you need one.

Regular exercise, along with a therapy regimen and other treatment prescribed by your doctor, will help get you on the road to recovery. Walking is a great way to start healing your mind. Even if you only take a few steps each day, you will soon be on the track to better mental and physical health by incorporating walking into your daily routine.…