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High Blood Pressure Strategic Management

Updated on February 21, 2016

Stressed Out?

Stress and High Blood Pressure – Some Easy Strategies to Reduce Both

High blood pressure,caused by stress, is just a part of daily life for so many people and yet, it can cause so many problems for us emotionally, physically and with our relationships. This article has some great tips that can help you beat the battle of stress so that you can lower your blood pressure and have better mental and physical health.

Procrastination and stress

If you procrastinate, you run the risk of increasing your stress levels without even realizing it. Although many of us have the false belief that we work better under pressure, the opposite can actually be true. Are you actually doing your best when you leave things to the last minute? The stress of putting yourself under this tight deadline can have your blood pressure soaring through the roof. Rather than procrastinating, make it a point to get the work done at the time that it is assigned.

This may seem like a no brainer but to handle stress in your life, start by minimizing stress in your life. Something as simple as laying out your work clothing for the next day can give you a better start in the morning; it may give you a few extra minutes to relax as well, instead of running around looking for a stray shoe or favorite blue sweater.

Make sure you're not agreeing to taking on more responsibility than you can handle. Often our work load is more than we can handle but we are afraid to say anything. When it comes to asking for help versus risking your health, the clear answer is to ask for assistance. If you're not able to handle your work load, be honest with your boss. Often, he or she will be more than happy to help you out or help you to find someone who can. A more relaxed word environment means less chance of raising your blood pressure.

Coffee and High Blood Pressure

Food and High Blood Pressure

A lot of your high blood pressure is directly caused by the food that you put in your mouth. Cut back on the caffeine and coffee that you drink on a daily basis. This will make you feel calmer inside so that you can maximize how you feel. It will also keep your blood pressure within a more reasonable range.

Smile More

Smiling Just Makes You Feel Good

Did you know that smiling actually sends happy signals throughout your body? Smiling also tells your brain that you are happy. This, in turn, relaxes you. When you smile you literally transmit nerve impulses from the muscles in your face to the center of the brain that tells you that you are at ease. If you are experiencing an overwhelmed or stressed out moment, take a minute to smile. Your blood pressure is typically better when your body is relaxed. Smiling does this.

Relax with Family

Family Support

Although family can often be a source of stress they can also help you to relax. If work pressures are getting to you, some planned relaxation time with you family can help. Focusing on good times with the ones your love will keep stress at bay. Plan activities that are relaxing, such as a family picnic or watching a funny movie together.

Knock Out Your Stress

Exercise for Better Health

To lower your blood pressure levels, exercising at least three to five times each week can definitely help. Just 30 minutes of exercise, a few times a week, can make a huge difference. The exercise can be anything from running and swimming to simply a daily walk. Exercise has the benefit of releasing endorphins, chemicals that enhance your mood, making it a great way to de-stress at the end of a hectic day!

Whether or not you are stressed, is often under you control. The way that you think about stress also makes an enormous difference. Many people think that stress can be a good thing but it actually leads to many types of health problems. The most dangerous of these is heart problems, and it can even eventually lead to heart attacks.

More Tips to Reduce Stress and Lower Blood Pressure

Sing While You Drive

Little Tricks You Can Do to Manage Your Stress and Your Blood Pressure

If you are driving on the road and have something on your mind, sing the words of a song at the top of your lungs. Since no one can hear you, this is a great time to let it all out to a song that you know. Singing is a great form of stress relief.

An important thing to keep in mind that can help you fight stress is to realize that you can't control everything. Trying to be in control of everything is a great way to keep yourself stressed out at all times. You must learn that there's only so much you can control in life.

Spend Time with Your Pets

Pets - An All Natural Cure

If you are a dog owner and want to get away from your day to day routine, take your pet out to a dog park. This will give you the opportunity to examine play and have fun, in the great outdoors. Nature and pets are known to help with stress levels.

Stress is given the nickname of the silent killer. This is because many people do not even realize that it is something dangerous and so they take no actions to try and reduce it. The truth is that stress release cortisol, a chemical which accelerates your heart rate eventually leading to heart problems.


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