Simmer Down: 13 Medicine-Free Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Don't let hypertension keep you down. Lowering your numbers can be as easy as a drinking cup of tea (14 Photos)

Brenda Kearns on Oct 4, 2012 at 4:37PM

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Simmer Down: 13 Medicine-Free Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

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Listen to Mozart

Play soothing background music while you’re puttering at home or driving around getting errands done and you’ll trim seven points off your blood pressure in one month, say researchers at Italy’s University of Florence. “Soothing music helps slow breathing and heart rate, it calms the central nervous system and it reduces production of pressure-rising stress hormones,” explains Mitchell Gaynor, M.D., author of The Healing Power of Sound.

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