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NATURAL REMEDIES TO HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

Posted Nov 27 2011 4:26pm

As a wellness coach, I see more often people at young age with high blood pressure.  

Ask.com reports that causes of High Blood Pressure are: 

 

1-Weight. The greater your body mass, the more pressure there is on your artery walls. That's because more blood is produced to supply oxygen and nutrients to tissues in your body. Activity level. Lack of physical activity tends to increase heart rate, which forces your heart to work harder with each contraction. Tobacco use. Chemicals  in cigarettes and tobacco can damage artery walls. 

 

2-Sodium intake. Excessive sodium in the diet can result in fluid retention and high blood pressure, especially in people sensitive to sodium. 

 

3-Potassium intake. Low potassium can result in elevated sodium in cells, because the two balance one another. 

 

4-Stress. Stress can raise blood pressure. Alcohol consumption. Excessive alcohol intake can, over time, increase the risk of heart disease. 

 

5- Age. The risk of high blood pressure increases as you get older. Family history. 

 

High blood pressure often runs in families. In most cases of high blood pressure, the American Heart Association says there is no one identifiable cause. This kind of high blood pressure is called primary hypertension or essential hypertension. 

 

If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, here are some natural remedies that you can practice, in addition to control your weight with a balanced diet: 

 

1- Stretch in the Shower with HOT WATER.   The hot water will loosen up your muscles, so it’s easier to get a good stretch. The act of stretching will help to release stored tension and enable you to start the day feeling more relaxed, at peace, and ready to handle what comes your way. 

 

2- DO NOT SKIP BREAKFAST-NEVER- BUT NEVER HAVE PLAIN COFFEE AS YOUR BREAKFAST. A healthy meal in the morning can balance your blood sugar levels and give you the sustenance you need to handle physical and mental stress. Without it, you will be less resilient, both physically and mentally. Be sure to have plenty of protein and fruit, not just caffeine and empty calories! 

3- Drink Green Tea. Sipping a warm cup of tea is a soothing activity that will help you prepare for the day ahead and feel nurtured. Green tea is loaded with antioxidants, so it’s a delicious and healthy lifestyle choice. 

 

4- Write in Your Journal. Journaling has many health and stress management benefits, and can also lead to increased self- awareness. Writing once a day can help you feel focused, process negative emotions, and solve problems.   Participate in Facebook, Blogging, and other Internet forums to talk with same minded people. 

 

5- Morning Walk. Walking has so many health benefits, the stress management benefits are practically just gravy! A morning walk can get you ready for your day, help you sleep better at night, lower your stress level, and reduce your risk of numerous health conditions. And if you bring a dog with you, you’ll be lavished with attention as well! In overall, morning exercise will help your metabolism to run faster and therefore, healthier during the rest of the day. 

 

6- Yoga: A good way to start your morning is by doing a series of yoga poses called Sun Salutations. You don't have to go to a class. There are Yoga DVDs sold in Target, Barnes and Nobles, and any other store that are as just as effective as a class. 

 

Remember: I'ts not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life;it is how you handle what happens to you. Zig Ziglar 

 

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Jessica

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