Along with diabetes and heart disease, hypertension, better known as high blood pressure, is a commonly-diagnosed and potentially dangerous condition that should not be ignored. It’s easier than ever to check your blood pressure thanks to free equipment available in retail locations, health fairs, and even inexpensive monitoring devices you can buy and use in your own home. Although many doctors are quick to prescribe medication to help lower blood pressure, there are additional steps that can be taken to help bring the condition under control. Below are just a few simple things you can do that may help get your blood pressure under control without having to rely on prescription medications.
This is probably one of the easiest, and most difficult things you can do to lower blood pressure. It’s easy because taking a brisk walk is free, requires no special equipment, and it something most people can do. It’s hard because just getting up and getting yourself to do it is often quite difficult. Some people are very disciplined, and are able to establish an exercise regimen and stick with it religiously, but unfortunately, those people seem to be in the minority.