While increasing physical activity, maintaining balanced weight, and eating a diet high in fruit and vegetables and light on the salt are important ways to lower blood pressure naturally, taking time to breathe slowly and consciously is also being shown to have a significantly positive effect.
Research at the National Institutes of Health suggests that breathing slowly for a few minutes a day is enough to help people lower blood pressure naturally without pills or supplements. In fact, scientists believe that how we breathe may hold a key to how the body regulates blood pressure.
Great advice. My husband was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure and I was appalled that rather than recommending ways he could reduce it naturally, he was immediately given medication (keep in mind that he's only in his early 30s). I think that more doctors need to be responsible in letting their patients know there are natural, easy ways for them to reduce their blood pressure without having to resort to drugs.
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