Easy Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Did you know that preventing high blood pressure can cut your risk of stroke and heart disease by 50% or more? Two recent studies indicate that keeping a low blood pressure can also protect you from dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and osteoporosis! Follow these steps to a more healthy you.

1. Taming Stress by Tapping your Toes.

Rap your toes, bounce a leg or do any other rhythmic motion when you’re feeling edgy, and you’ll lower your blood pressure as much as four (4) points.

2. Relaxing Arteries with Alcohol-free Wine.

Previous research suggests that sipping up to two drinks (that’s 10 oz. of wine, 24 oz. of beer or 3 oz. of spirits) each day relaxes your central nervous system and your arteries, trimming three points off your blood pressure in two weeks.

 

3. Healing Arteries with Walnuts and Olive Oil.

Dressing your salad with nine walnuts and 3 Tbs. of extra-virgin olive oil daily could cut your risk of high blood pressure 45% say Italian researchers.

4. Halving Pressure Problems with an Herb.

If you’re often in pain-whether the problems is chronic headaches, sore muscles or tender joints-just tamping down those aches can cut your risk of blood pressure problems in half. A good way to reduce the aches a natural way: Take 1000 mg. to 1200 mg. of boswellia, an East Indian herb, daily. However, always check with your doctor before starting a new supplement.
Stay healthy my friends.

(Tips courtesy of Woman’s World, August 19, 2013)