If you're like me, then you hate popping pills. I wouldn't have done well in the 1960's and 70's when it was popular to do so. 1 in 3 adults are victims to high blood pressure.  If you are having problems with high blood pressure, here are 5 ways to help bring that blood pressure down, without the aid of medications.

Studies show that 1 in 3 adults in America have high blood pressure. This can lead to heart attacks, kidney failure, strokes and many other health issues. Please check with your doctor to making any changes to your medications.

  1. Lose Weight - Lower your body pounds is a great way to help bring down that pesky blood pressure.
  2. Lose Excess Salt - High Sodium intake can be a disaster for high blood pressure. It can also cause problems to your heart.
  3. Let's Get Physical - A regular routine of exercising is a great way to bring down high blood pressure. Try to ensure that you utilize both strength and aerobic training in your workout.
  4. Lower Your Stress - Reducing stress is good in reducing high blood pressure. Make sure you plan "me time" during the day and week. A time when you rid your mind of the cares of the day and relax. Find a good couch, turn on some soothing music or take a nice bubble bath, lit by candles and some soft music.
  5. Smoking, Alcohol and Caffeine - This can be the "unholy trinity" with many people. Doctors recommend to quit smoking altogether, reduce your alcohol and caffeine intake in order to help reduce blood pressure.

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