Maintaining healthy blood pressure levels are so important for optimal health and wellness. Studies show that one out of every three Americans suffers from high blood pressure which can increase their chances of stroke, heart disease and even kidney failure. It is also important to talk to your family and find out if any of your family members suffer from high blood pressure. Weight can also have an impact of your levels. Those who are overweight tend to be affected by high levels of blood pressure. Don’t worry there are steps you can take to help lower your risk of high blood pressure.
Exercise is one of the most important aspects of keeping your blood pressure levels normal. Not only does movement and daily exercise help to keep your levels normal but it can also help to lose weight or keep weight off. You don’t necessarily have to be at your ideal weight but for every few pounds you lose you can see a decrease in your blood pressure by a few points. Watching your diet is also very important. Keeping sodium levels low will help to keep your blood pressure low. Increasing potassium in your diet and focusing on vegetable and fruit intake will also help to keep levels low. Stay away from processed foods which contain high levels of sodium and preservatives.
Did you know getting adjusted with you local San Diego Chiropractor can also help to reduce your blood pressure? Many San Diego Chiropractors have seen many patients high blood reduced when getting adjusted on a regular basis. If the nerves in the spine are compressed they are unable to function properly and can cause different symptoms depending on what the nerve functions, one symptom can be high blood pressure levels. Reducing stress levels can also be beneficial in keeping blood pressures low. Daily mediation (even for 5 minutes) can help to keep stress levels low, there are many apps you can download that can help guide you through mediations if you are a beginner. The best park is you can do it anywhere!