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How to manage your stress levels to keep blood pressure down?


One of the most common problems faced by people of today is stress. This could be a result of anxiety caused due to the pressures of life. Though this might not have a lasting effect on the body when experienced initially, one might experience the adverse effects of the same in the long run. Stress on its own could lead to miserable living situations and further affect the physiology of the body, leading to hypertension and cardiac issues. However, proper management of stress could counteract the effects caused giving you a healthy body and mind.

Here are a few tips on how you could keep a track on your stress levels and help manage the problems related before they get out of control.

Sleep: Lack of sleep or poor quality sleep could cause mood swings and negative effects on your mental alertness, physical health, and reduced energy levels.

Solution: Hit the sack on time and make sure you get a minimum of 7-8 hours of sleep.

Exercise: Look for workouts that suit your body and try to get enough of it during the week.

Solution: Meditation, deep breathing exercises, and even enjoying a good game of tennis with your partner or friend could get you all the exercise you need.

Depression: Another cause of stress is depression. And one could escape from the same if they had company.

Solution: Social networking in person and not on a device is one way to keep those blues away. Join an organization, partake in events or even a support group that keeps you among people could quickly get you out of depression.

Time Management: When you are disorganized, you get stressed.

Solution: Keep a schedule and stick to it. Plan events, happenings in life, and programs in advance.

Treat Yourself: Give yourself a pat on the back now and then. Spend time with yourself and try not to ignore the ‘ME time’

Solution: Take a long walk on the beach, fix an appointment for a massage, or just read a book near the ocean.

The above are just a few ways which you could adapt to save yourself from long term effects of stress. If you are suffering from hypertension, or results of effects of stress, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

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Last Updated: July 2, 2020