3 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure This Weekend

These three seemingly innocent behaviors might be putting your health at risk. 

A health article recently caught our attention about seemingly innocent everyday behaviors that might be putting our health at risk.  Here are three to mindful of this weekend:  1. Be social.  Make sure you’re getting out.  Feeling isolated raises cortisol levels and tends to cause fight or flight responses.  That inflammation is not good for arteries.  2.  Get consistent good sleep.  Try to get good sleep each day.  Those who don’t get 6 to 8 of uninterrupted sleep can have elevated bp.   3.  Take care of chronic ailments  If you’re “toughing out” an injury consider seeing a doctor.  Any pain lasting for more than a few weeks needs to be evaluated.   When you’re in pain your pressure automatically is elevated.