As we age, our blood pressure is something we need to keep an eye on. I am sure you have heard from your doctor, you need to keep your blood pressure down. To prevent a risk of a stroke or heart attack, make sure you are healthier and take the proper steps to take care of your heart. Here are a few ways you can lower and control your blood pressure without medicine.
- Reduce your sodium intake; this may be tough for some people, but by reducing your salt (even in your cooking), you can reduce your sodium levels which reduce your heart rate. Reducing sodium in your diet can be overall beneficial.
- Cut back your booze; this is hard for some people but limiting your alcohol intake can help your body in so many ways.
- Regular Exercise; even if you’re not one to go to the gym, walking outside or on a treadmill for 30 minutes 3 to 4 times a week would make drastic improvements to your health. Losing weight benefits your health in so many ways.
- Limit stress; easier said than done but making sure you don’t put your body through the ringer when it comes to stress is very important. Limiting stress is crucial for heart health to prevent heart attacks.
- Get enough sleep; even if it means going to bed an hour earlier each night, getting more sleep is very important for overall health. Our cells recover in our sleep and this gives your heart not only time to rest, but to repair itself from all the hard work it does each day.
These are just a few ways you can make improvements not only to your blood pressure, but your overall health. Adapting healthier habits and living a healthy lifestyle takes commitment and is sometimes hard, but it is much harder to have a stroke or heart failure. How to control blood pressure without medication is the name of the game. Call an agent from Health Benefit Services LLC to make sure you are covered in the event that you do have a stroke or heart attack.