I went to the dentist yesterday morning to get work done. They took my blood pressure before they started doing anything and it came out at 150/101. These are not good numbers. Not at all. I have had elevated blood pressure in the past, but never seen the numbers this high. Granted I was at the dentist, so the numbers tend to be higher there than other places due to nerves. But all things considered, this is a huge problem.
I’m posting about it on the blog, because I am asking for support. I’ve done research, I know a lot of things that I can change to get things better (as well as making an appointment with a doctor). What I want to know from some of you is what kinds of things have you done that really have helped bring your blood pressure down? When I do this, I don’t want to bring it down to 140/90. I want it to get to really good numbers. I am aiming for something below 120/80.
What am I doing for sure?
- Drinking water like crazy
- Adding more fresh fruits and vegetables to my diet
- Limiting my consumption of salt/sodium
- Taking Asprin daily
- Taking Vitamins and supplements (C, B-Complex, Omega 3)
- Spending more time consciously relaxing
I also plan on adding some sort of regular exercise schedule (even if it’s just walking for 10-20 minutes a day).
What other things have you done to dramatically change the state of your health?