Lowering blood pressure
24 Apr 07
As well as a good diet, plenty of vegetables and fruit and less salt and processed sugar, find a good relaxation regime. If you've already decided you can't do this, then that's where I'd start - why don't you think you can't do this? Worry, putting everyone else before you, taking on too much responsibility all has to be taken into consideration. How much ME time do you get? Get selfish and indulge in getting healthy, after all you are the most important person in your life.
25 Apr 07
well , I've just sat and thought about ME time , and , to be honest , I know I don't get too much of it these days . I'm concious of the fact that I am doing alot at home for other people , particularly as I have a one year old baby who ofcourse takes up so much of my time . Still , I could do better at looking after me , and I think you hit the nail on the head about asking myself why I cannot do this ??? Guilt ? Conditioning ? And trying to be the perfect Mum !!! Definately food for thought . Thankyou
24 Apr 07
I think one of the easiest ways to do so is to cut out or drastically reduce your salt or sodium intake. Reducing your weight is also supposed to be beneficial. At Highbloodpressurehq.com they say breathing is another techinique that has a big effect. Here is their advice: Breathing slowly and deeply for 10 to 15 minutes a day while prolonging exhalation leads to significant reductions in blood pressure. The effects are cumulative and begin to last around the clock after just 4 to 6 weeks of slow breathing. Music is the most effective way to promote the deep relaxation needed for slow breathing to be effective.