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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Feeling lonely? You’re more likely to have hypertension, according to University of Chicago researchers. In a study of 229 people ages 50 to 68, the lonelier a person, the higher her blood pressure. People with deep, meaningful relationships were more likely to have lower blood pressure than others, regardless of how many friendships a person had. Researchers theorize that an apprehension over connecting with others might account for the increase in blood pressure.

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