10 Drug-Free Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

From quitting smoking to making new friends -- these 10 tips can help you reduce your blood pressure naturally (11 Photos)

Cynthia Ramnarace on May 12, 2011 at 12:56PM

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10 Drug-Free Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

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Achieve a Healthy Weight

“If you lose weight, you will lower your blood pressure,” says Dr. Goldberg. And it doesn’t have to be Biggest Loser-style weight loss. Dropping just 5-10 pounds will lower your blood pressure and reduce strain on your heart, thus decreasing your risk of heart disease and stroke. Adopting the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet, eating fewer calories overall and increasing your physical activity will all lead to weight loss and better cardiovascular strength.

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