5 Natural Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure
AFib increases your risk of having a stroke and developing heart disease, so managing other risk factors for these things, like high blood pressure, is important.
Watch the video above to learn about six natural ways to lower your blood pressure, or read the written summary below.
1. Improve Your Diet
Losing excess weight is one of the most important things you can do to lower your blood pressure.
Limit your intake of processed foods, salt, and keep alcohol intake to a minimum.
2. Try Herbs
Herbal remedies are a good way to manage your blood pressure. Hawthorn, dandelion leaf, and olive leaf are all good options.
3. Get Moving
In addition to helping you to lose weight, exercise makes your entire body healthier.
It reduces inflammation, relieves stress and helps your body utilize nutrients better.
4. Quit Smoking
Smoking deposits tobacco in your airways, causing pressure to build up in the blood vessels of your chest, neck and heart. Now’s the time to quit.
5. Reduce Stress and Take a Break
Try to reduce the amount of stress in your life, and focus on doing one thing at a time.
Regularly taking a break to relax will lower your blood pressure, energize you, and help you to stay focused on living well.
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