Learn to manage stress….
Now that you have lost weight, reduced your daily intake of salt and moderated your alcohol intake Rob Woodgate’s (Rob is the co-founder of the hypnotension programme) fourth tip to avoid high blood pressure is to deal with emotional stress.
As part of the ‘fight or flight’ survival mechanism, our blood pressure naturally rises when we are under stress. Unfortunately, the stresses of modern living can’t easily be fought or escaped, leaving us in a constant state of emotional ‘red alert’.
Studies on working men and women in the USA, for example, found that those with most responsibility for running the home had significantly higher blood pressure than those who left it to their partner.
Emotional stress can be caused by many things, and not everyone reacts to the same triggers, so it’s important to discover your own triggers and take steps to reduce them.
Some people are emotionally tougher than others so if you need some professional help to manage the stress in your life listen to Mike’s story and contact us before high blood pressure becomes a significant health risk in your life.