Having high blood pressure can come about due to many different reasons, such as poor diet, lack of exercise, stress at work, stress at home, just to name a few.
1. Your diet is key to staying in good heart health and having low blood pressure. Eating excess salt for years can actually weaken the lining of your blood vessels, thus causing high blood pressure. Research has actually shown that people who consume a large amount of salt throughout the years are 20-40 percent more likely to have high blood pressure than those who do not consume large amounts of salt. However, it is not just salt that can cause high blood pressure, it is your diet all around. Eating more natural foods instead of processed foods can help reduced your risk of having high blood pressure. Try replacing low-fat and non-fat dairy items with whole milk items.
2. As stated before, whole milk is a better choice to incorporate in your diet for keeping blood pressure down. However, research has also shown that drinking a glass of whole milk can also relax you in stressful situations. So, if you experience a lot of stress at work, whether it be occasionally or your job is just that stressful and you experience it everyday, try grabbing a glass of whole milk and take five minutes to relax and let your body unwind. it may not seem like a huge stress reliever, but any little thing to help lower your high blood pressure is good. You want to always be in good heart health.
3. Being overweight is not something people are proud of, but a lot of people just want to lose the weight in order to look good, but did you know that losing that excess weight can actually relieve you of high blood pressure. Carrying around extra body fat that your body is not use to can cause high blood pressure. With carrying extra weight around, your body is having to work extra hard to pump more blood and oxygen throughout your body, that way it can try an function at a “normal” level. However, that extra body weight that is causing your body and vessels, and heart to work harder is doing a lot of damage. If you are struggling with being overweight, it is best to consult your doctor and talk about eating healthier and making better food choices in order to lower your weight and relieve your body of all that extra work it is having to do. Loosing excess weight will be a huge help to lowering your high blood pressure.