7 ways to reduce stress and keep blood pressure down

When it comes to preventing and treating high blood pressure, one often-overlooked strategy is managing stress. If you often find yourself tense and on-edge, try these seven ways to reduce stress.

  1. Get enough sleep. Inadequate or poor-quality sleep can negatively affect your mood, mental alertness, energy level, and physical health.
  2. Learn relaxation techniques. Meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, deep breathing exercises, and yoga are powerful relaxation techniques and stress-busters.
  3. Strengthen your social network. Connect with others by taking a class, joining an organization, or participating in a support group.
  4. Hone your time-management skills. The more efficiently you can juggle work and family demands, the lower your stress level.
  5. Try to resolve stressful situations if you can. Don’t let stressful situations fester. Hold family problem-solving sessions and use negotiation skills at home and at work.
  6. Nurture yourself. Treat yourself to a massage. Truly savor an experience: for example, eat slowly and really focus on the taste and sensations of each bite. Take a walk or a nap, or listen to your favorite music.
  7. Ask for help. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from your spouse, friends, and neighbors. If stress and anxiety persist, talk to your doctor.

Along with these ways to reduce stress, add in a healthy lifestyle — maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, regular exercise, and a diet that includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and healthful fats — and high blood pressure could be a thing of the past.

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  • April 4, 2019 at 2:12 pm
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    Coukd ‘Dis be related to stress as well?

    LBRC- The 2019 and Beyond Economic Collapse vs The “Hustling Common Masses”? 

    1. What is the purpose for Inflation, really?

    a. Inflation allows “Taxation” via a devaluation of Fiat Currency aka Dollars et al! 

    b. More dollars buy less goods! High “Interest Rates” make products more expensive,  plus induce higher taxing fees on the same goods ‘Dat were less expensive yesterday,. You’ve De Facto devalued the dollar and increased government tax coffers” when your Central Bankers have the power to print on paper!

    2. The Third American Revolution” (1970), Carl N. Degler- “TWICE since the founding of the Republic, cataclysmic events have sliced through the fabric of American life, snapping many of the threads which ordinarily bind the past to the future. The War for the Union was one such event, the Great Depression of the 1930’s the other. And, as the Civil War was precipitated from the political and moral tensions of the preceding era, so the Great Depression was a culmination of the social and economic forces of industrialization and urbanization which had been transforming America since 1865. A depression of such pervasiveness as that of the thirties could happen only to a people already tightly interlaced by the multitudinous cords of a machine civilization and embedded in the matrix of an urban society. In all our history no other economic collapse brought so many Americans to near starvation, endured so long, or came so close to overturning the basic institutions of American life. It is understandable, therefore, that from that experience should issue a new conception of the good society.”/end/

    3. Hunger is amoral! The U.S.. Federal Reserve and International Bankers worldwide are hiding in plain sight. Your 2019 Dollars will never ever again buy what your 2018 Dollars could. Adding insult to injury, 2019 Packaging has decreased in ounces and pounds. You’re getting less for more dollars. The collapse has begun. Only the dimwits are clueless! They’re Buck Dancing more than ever with less generational wealth than slaves fresh off plantations. This is the 1st generation of Blacks since slavery which will leave their families worst off than they! Filthy legacies more corrupt and vulgar than Demons from The Pit of Hell! Publicly the Filthiest in dress displaying dirty drawers openly, Profane Rap Music pervade homes with minors, a leadership class of Politicos and Apostate Preachers so greedy and attention seeking for notoriety plus Filthy Lucre,  Satan is joyous!

    4. In Boston, Mass., the home of revered educational institutions? The net median worth of an African- American is an estimated $8 Dollars (Look it up, not a typo)! Nationally? Yet, go to NOLA.com and view the “Free” show!

    5. Carl Degler talked about Nazi Germany and parallels with The Peculiar Institution of American Slavery. Observations”?

    a. Oppressed adults were reduced to Adolescent Behaviors and Values.

    b. The oppressed imitated the oppressor. Their uniforms (Slave) mimicked in style though ragged, those of the oppressor. They altered physical characteristics artificially! 

    c. The oppressed took on behaviors of oppressors, just like Negro Cops convert Negro into Blue, even against their own and family self interest!

    6. Inflation and Economics impact all! Are American Caucasians clueless? 

    7. The collapse has already begun! Taxation and Inflation are robbing Dollar values slowly each day? All Frogs in slowing boiling waters! Revolution? Peace Out…

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