Natural Ways To Reduce Blood Pressure

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!


Tips To Stay Healthy At Work

When you work in an office or in close proximity with other people germs are bound to spread.   When one person gets sick it opens the flood gates for everyone else to get sick, however there are things you can do to help prevent the spread of germs as well as keeping yourself healthy.  Keeping your area clean is a great way to help prevent the spreading of germs, wiping down your keyboard, phone and whatever other objects you use.  This literally can take less than 5 minutes of your day to ensure that your space is clean and germ free.  Studies have shown that a computer desk can hold 400 times more bacteria than a toilet seat.

Exercise if also a great way to keep up your immune system.  Getting at least 20 minutes of daily exercise will not only help to keep your immune system healthy but will also release endorphins, which make us happier, sharper and more productive.  One bad habit which I have that I need to stop doing is touching my face.  Common cold germs spread when people cough and sneeze; it develops droplets in the air and even lies on your skin.  When we touch our face it can infect us and get us sick.  Making sure we wash our hands regularly will help to prevent distribution of infection or virus. 

Stress can also be a factor when it comes to getting sick and can really affect our physical and mental wellbeing.  We can all get stressed out at work but how we handle that stress is what really matters.  If something becomes too overwhelming take a few moments to walk away and take a few deep breaths.  Stress can also affect our central nervous system can cause misalignments in the body.  Getting adjusted regularly with your local San Diego Chiropractor can be really beneficial in ensuring your body is functioning properly.  Many San Deigo Chiropractors have seen great results in decline of stress in the body as well as a boosted immune system in patients who get adjusted regularly.