Diagnosing myself...I've been stressed so I haven't actually gotten a confirmed diagnosis from a Dr (though 3 rounds at the dentist says I do) of High Blood Pressure. It does run in the family. I've been trying to lose the weight and just when I thought I did...I gained some of it back. With my recent trip to dental...my diet needs to change anyway...so hopefully it won't damage my kids to eat healthier now instead of later. I lack motivation so unless I have someone over my shoulder working out with me...it's a challenge in itself.
Aside from my rambling...to control it without meds...is it easier to change the diet or to exercise to start lowering the blood pressure? Granted, I guess I should do both, but baby steps...
Answer by Anna92464 at 9:35 AM on Mar. 31, 2011
Answer by zoejains_momma at 9:39 AM on Mar. 31, 2011
I agree with doing both. The exercise doesn't even have to be that much...even just a 20-minute walk per day will help with blood pressure issues.
Also, here's a good article you might want to read for some additional help:
Try to find some dedication to living a healthier lifestyle, so you can be around and be healthy for as long as possible! Good luck!
Answer by vicesix at 9:43 AM on Mar. 31, 2011
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