Blood pressure and weight are linked to one another. As your weight increases, the tendency is for your blood pressure to increase as well. Because of this link, one of the recommendations of individuals with high blood pressure is that they attempt to lose weight.
Fortunately, this is not as difficult as it may seem – many of the exercises and lifestyle changes lending themselves to weight loss can also help you lower your blood pressure. For your safety, however, you should consult a doctor about your weight loss plans to make sure they do not pose any health risks for you.
Exercise multiple times a week. Depending on your previous activity level, you may need to start slow, starting with walking short distances and progressing to longer periods of exercise. You may also want to progress to more intense forms of exercise, such as bicycling, jogging and running.
Ideally, you should aim for at least four days of exercise every week lasting 20 to 30 minutes in length. You should also make sure your level of exercise is in line with your doctor’s recommendations.
Eat a reduced-calorie diet featuring healthy foods that promote weight loss and can also help lower your blood pressure. Fruits and vegetables are low-calorie options that can help create a calorie deficit while also lowering your blood pressure. Whole grain foods, low-fat dairy products and a low presence of saturated fats and cholesterol are also beneficial.
Follow the very easy Manna Weight Loss program in the free e-book.
Reduce your consumption of alcohol and eliminate your smoking, if possible. Both of these habits can negatively impact your body, making it tougher to lose weight while also raising your blood pressure. Some moderate drinking can be healthy for the body, but excessive drinking can be very harmful, as is smoking in any amount.
Drink plenty of water. Water makes it easier for your body to flush out unwanted toxins and materials from the body, which can promote weight loss and also lower blood pressure.
For immediate relief, take a supplement like the Manna Blood Circulation Support to increase blood flow the natural way, which can help to reduce blood pressure.