Hypertension is a common disease in life, especially for middle-aged and elderly people, high blood pressure is very dangerous. So what is a good way to lower blood pressure? In fact, we have all heard a saying that prevention is a good treatment. Indeed, there are many treatment methods for hypertension now. Really good and effective prevention is definitely an effective method of prevention and treatment. When it comes to preventing high blood pressure, everyone should take action. In addition to active drug treatment, I will share with friends 8 tips that help control the pressure in our daily lives.
1. Work “slowly” half a beat
Sudden tasks can easily double the pressure and blood pressure. A study by the University of California reminds us that we might as well put the task temporarily, organize our thoughts before starting.
2. Brisk walking often
Studies have found that fast walking in hypertensive patients can reduce systolic and diastolic blood pressure by 8 mmHg and 6 mmHg respectively, and the effect is even better than running. Good to walk 30 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week.
3. Close your eyes
Computers, televisions, books and newspapers… the amount of information received is too much and too complicated, which will also overwhelm our hearts and brains. At this time, you might as well close your eyes, isolate yourself, and cooperate with deep and slow breathing to help reduce the stress response and stabilize your blood-pressure and heart rate.
4. Listen to classical music
A study by the University of Florence in Italy found that listening to 30 minutes of soothing music a day, such as classical music, piano music, and simulating the sounds of nature, can reduce systolic pressure by 3.2 mmHg; for one month, systolic blood pressure can be reduced by 4.4 mmHg.
5. Treat snoring
Researchers from the University of Alabama in the United States have found that many patients with obstructive sleep apnea have high levels of aldosterone, which in turn causes increased it. Experts recommend that you don’t take snoring seriously, the earlier you treat the blood-pressure, the better.
6. Eat more sweet potatoes and potatoes
Linda Van Horn, a professor at Northwestern University School of Medicine, said that potatoes and other potassium-rich fruits and vegetables help lower blood pressure. Tomatoes, orange juice, potatoes, bananas, kidney beans, peas, cantaloupe, and raisins are all potassium-rich foods.
7. Small drinking
A study by the Affiliated Hospital of Harvard Medical School found that compared with non-drinking alcohol, people who drink small amounts of alcohol maintain better it. It is recommended that women drink no more than 1 glass per day (equivalent to 340 grams of beer, 142 grams of red wine or 42.5 grams of white wine), and no more than 2 glasses for men.
8. Change coffee varieties
Many people can’t live without the fragrant taste of coffee, but 500 mg of caffeine (equivalent to three cups of coffee) can cause blood pressure to rise by 4 mm Hg. Therefore, changing to decaffeinated coffee is a good way to kill two birds with one stone.