Your blood pressure levels are vital to life and play a major role in your overall health. It is one of the four main vital signs monitored by medical professionals along with body temperature, respiratory rate, and pulse rate. The blood pressure in your body is what is responsible for transporting blood cells, nutrients, and other essentials around your body to the various tissues and organs. It is also responsible for helping your body remove all the toxic waste.
It is completely normal for your blood pressure levels to fluctuate throughout the day as your activity levels, stress levels, sleep levels, and other factors vary. Your blood pressure becomes abnormal when it is consistently high or consistently low no matter what activities you engage in or stress you experience. These abnormalities are known as Hypertension (high blood pressure) and Hypotension (low blood pressure). Both disorders can have very serious long term effects on your health if not taken care of properly. Here's what we recommend for getting either of these disorders under control naturally:
TIPS FOR CONTROLLING
BLOOD PRESSURE LEVELS
1. Adjust your diet to a heart-healthy diet that includes fewer amounts of salt and alcohol.
2. Engage in regular physical activity and maintain a healthy body weight.
3. Reduce daily stress levels by carving out time each day to relax the mind and de-stress.
1. Adjust your diet to include more salt, Vitamin B-12, folate and increase your fluid intake especially during warmer temperatures or when fighting the cold or flu.
2. Exercise regularly to keep your blood flowing but do so cautiously as hypotension may cause dizziness during exercises.
3. Wear compression socks, this will prevent blood from pooling in your legs and encourages more blood flow.
Tracking Your Pressure
Keeping track of your blood pressure levels on a daily basis will allow you to be aware when your fluctuations begin to appear abnormal or if you start to enter any of the categories in the chart below. The best way to keep track of your pressure is to take it at the same time every day so that readings will be based on similar factors.
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