Watch as National Jewish Health Cardiologist, Andrew Freeman, MD, explains how you can reduce and your blood pressure with simple lifestyle changes.
And these days, people are on so many pills that they want to come off.
So how do we get off of pills when we have high blood pressure or high cholesterol?
The answer comes in lifestyle.
Natures most potent antihypertensive, that is the thing that fights high blood pressure is exercise.
It’s free, but it requires 30 minutes of breathless intense activity before there’s an effect.
So, it has to happen regularly and be a part of a lifestyle.
And then of course, eating a much lower fat, plant based, whole unprocessed foods diet is one of the best ways to get cholesterol to plummet very quickly.
Together, diet and exercise, do wonders to improve cholesterol and blood pressure.
Remember, the medical word for high blood pressure is hypertension, too much tension.
So if we are practicing things to get rid of that tension, blood pressure will also come down and that is why stress relief is so important as well.
And we also know that stress has an affect on cholesterol.
So putting all these things together: eating more plants, exercising more, stressing less and loving more, getting that support in your life, will do wonders for blood pressure and cholesterol.
Visit njhealth.org/cardiology for more information.
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