I think that medication is the last thing you need. Some things that you should make sure that you are getting first...
- Eat oatmeal or some healthy breakfast
- 7 vegetables and 3 fruits a day (broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, carrots or sweet potatoes, blueberries, strawberries, banana (loaded with potassium) and others
- Eat nuts like almonds, walnuts, peanuts and use Extra Virgin Olive oil
- Drink Green Tea upto 5x a day
- Take Vitamin C upto 1000mg to help with affects of stress/anxiety, vitamin C lowers cortisol and should help lower BP.
- Fish Oil or Eat wild salmon at least 2x a week. Alternatively you can take Flax seed oil *
- Get over 30g of fiber a day
Use this website to see the effects of different foods on health, all helath clamims are all referenced and researched http://www.whfoods.com/foodstoc.php
A very good diet is more benificial and will lower BP far more than any exercise will do. Almost all my close family have high bp, high cholesterol and so on and are taking medications for it. I achieved these low numbers (in sig) purely by diet, no exercise involved. You can improve your number too.
If these don't work then there is always this (which I do), but it might not be for you and could be difficult, although only a small reduction in food intake is needed, maybe that might be cutting out bread or something.
Calorie restriction drastically reduces risk of heart attack, stroke and diabetes
Blood Pressure = 90/60
Total Cholesterol = 120mg (3.1)
HDL cholesterol = 46mg/dl
LDL cholesterol = 65mg/dl
Triglycerides = 35mg/dl
Post Edited (whoa182) : 8/1/2006 8:34:36 AM (GMT-6)