How do I lower my blood pressure?

Overview

We will get straight to the point on this one.  Some of the ways you can lower your blood pressure are as follows.

Cut these activities:

  • Eating refined and processed foods
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Eating excessive amounts of salt
  • Eating excessive quantities of animal products
  • Drinking caffeine

Add these activities to your life:

  • Eating fruits and vegetables
  • Drinking at least a half a gallon of water per day
  • Exercising at least 20 minutes per day
  • Meditating – relaxing your mind, listening to music
  • Relaxation – easing stress in your body by breathing, massages, etc
  • Get more sunlight (if you do not have melanin, this is only advised for a maximum of 20 minutes)
  • Eating more vegetables and fruits than you do animal products

Blood pressure

Blood pressure is the measure of pressure in your arteries from your heart pumping blood ( your systolic pressure) and your heart resting between pumps (your diastolic pressure).

These numbers are read over another; the systolic pressure is always on top, and the diastolic is on bottom; for example, let us say you have a systolic pressure of 120, and you have a diastolic pressure of 80.

It is read 120 over 80 or 120/80. A healthy systolic pressure is under 120, and a healthy diastolic pressure is under 80. Both numbers must be within a healthy range for you to be healthy.

The Tail Wagging The Dog

However, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Have you ever heard of the tail wagging the dog: no because the dog must wag its own tail. You can constantly check your blood pressure, yet without a lifestyle change, the number may fluctuate up an down a bit; however, it will never be perpetually in a healthy range.

Almost all modern diseases that man dies of and falls ill to are devices of his own doing. A clear cut example would be lung cancer. You smoke: you get lung cancer. It’s about as simple as A, B, and C.

For some reason, however, most people can’t see the connection between their diet, lifestyle choices, and overall activities and their health. We eat junk; we don’t exercise, and we think poorly, yet we go to doctors who prescribe us medications that don’t heal us.

These medications only help to combat symptoms of the unhealthy life. They do not uproot the underlying cause of the symptoms.

If you constantly check your blood sugar, your blood pressure, your weight, and any quantitative variable without first changing your life, you are letting the tail wag the dog.

Your blood pressure, blood sugar levels, weight, appearance, acne, and poor digestive health won’t change until you yourself change. Then and only then will those quantitative changes matter.

Once you change the underlying qualitative variable, the surface quantitative numbers will change, yet this time the changes will mean something; it will show proof of the effects of changing your underlying qualitative variable.

The Permanent Change

In other words, once you change your lifestyle habits, you will see changes. You will see your blood  pressure return to normal; you will see yourself losing weight.

You will be happier, healthier, more energized, and have a clearer mind; moreover; instead of constantly checking your blood pressure and having it linger around 130, you will now see it perpetually stay in the healthy range of under 120.

Before, you saw your weight shift maybe five pounds – at most ten- through the months and days; now, you will see your weight falling off of you, and it will stay off.

There will be a need no longer to religiously check your blood pressure; you won’t have to constantly check your weight. Your blood sugar levels will be fine, but it is only because of a lifestyle change.

One of the major lifestyle changes belongs to the realm of  digestive health; another lifestyle change is belongs to the realm of diet; another segment is just general healthy activities and lifestyle practices.

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