Five New Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

17 Dec

Eat low-fat, low-sugar yogurt

Lift weights

Drink faux red wine

Enjoy a little sun

Hang with pals

Blood pressure by the numbers
New blood pressure guidelines may be released soon. Critics say current categories are based on the average, not what’s healthiest. Studies have found that stroke and heart disease risk can rise at blood pressures as low as 115/70.
But until then, what’s called normal blood pressure is under 120/80, prehypertension is 120/80 to 130/80, and hypertension is 140/90 or higher.
Source: Prevention magazine December 2013

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