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Tips on How to Lower Your Blood Pressure

The American Heart Association recently adjusted what it considers high blood pressure.



 

The American Heart Association recently announced that it’s lowering the bar for high blood pressure to 130/80. That means that millions of Americans who once thought they were out of the danger zone are suddenly stuck in the middle of it.

Here are a few things that can help lower your blood without taking medication, courtesy of the Mayo Clinic.

- Try the DASH diet. Start filling up on whole grains, veggies, fruits and low-fat dairy.

- Cut the salt. Avoid processed foods and an opt for low-sodium alternatives. 

- Quit smoking. For many reasons.

- Exercise. Just 30 minutes a day can lower your blood pressure.

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