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10 Ways to Control High Blood Pressure

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If you’ve unexpectedly been diagnosed with high blood pressure; it’s not the end of the world.  High blood pressure is present when a systolic pressure (of 140 or above) or a diastolic pressure (of 90 or above) is diagnosed by your doctor. Sure, you should take the medication the doctor prescribes. However, there are additional lifestyle changes that you can make to help bring those numbers down to a healthy level.

Here are 10 lifestyle changes you can make to successfully control your blood pressure…

1. Exercise

The best thing you can do for a soaring blood pressure is to get physical active—at least 30 minutes per day, every day. That could include walking, running, biking, swimming, or yoga. It could also include a favorite sport.  Whatever physical activity you choose; you’ll be rewarded by seeing those numbers lower within just a few weeks, and hopefully avoiding a full-blown hypertension diagnosis.

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