In GOD We Trust Choose To Lose "If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired." -General George S Patton, U.S.Army, 1912 Olympian
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I found the Joe Barton High Blood Pressure Remedy Solution Kit which shared this information with me....this looks like an ad for an actual tool you can buy but trust me....I just squeeze my bare hand shut as hard as I can and it has worked for me....not necessary to buy the contraption...I was going to use a stress ball which I think would work great but when I think to do the exercise I don't have it handy so just squeeze...anyways this is the info about what I am trying to share with everyone here....when they said four two minute sessions two with each hand that is how I figured out doing twelve on each hand with a one minute rest counting one to two seconds squeeze and ten seconds rest repeat.... The therapy is simple. First, you squeeze as hard as you can for 1-2 seconds with your right hand, then with your left, each followed by 10 seconds of rest. Next, you’re directed through four 2-minute sessions, two with each hand, separated by 1-minute rest periods. That’s all there is to it! And you just need to do five therapy sessions a week to see results.
Research shows Zona Plus™ works four ways to lower your blood pressure naturally: Reverses the effects of damaged arteries—Studies indicate Zona Plus™ therapy actually reverses the effects of Endothelial Dysfunction, a condition in which the cells that line your blood vessels become damaged. This condition is a major precursor to other cardiovascular diseases like heart attack, diabetes, stroke, and hardening of the arteries.
Leading Medical Publications “A hand grip designed to keep fighter pilots from blacking out during sharp turns and steep dives has an interesting therapeutic benefit on the ground—lowering blood pressure without medication. Squeezing the grip for a few minutes a day has been shown to lower blood pressure as much as a first-line anti-hypertension drug.“ Harvard Heart Letter, December 2006.
“Nine out of ten pre-hypertensive and hypertensive individuals lowered their resting [systolic blood pressure] following six weeks of [Zona Plus therapy]." International Journal of Cardiology, June 2006.
Boosts nitric oxide production— Zona Plus™ therapy increases the production of nitric oxide (a vasodilator), which helps relax blood vessels, thus increasing the amount those arteries and veins can stretch. This also aids in lowering blood pressure. Retrains your nervous system to work more efficiently—Zona Plus™ therapy increases vagal tone. This makes your nervous system work more efficiently so you become more resistant to stress. It’s like doing three hours of yoga in 12 minutes! Provides easy cardiovascular exercise— Zona Plus™ therapy restricts blood movement to the heart by constricting blood vessels in your forearm. This causes your heart to work harder, just as in other forms of exercise. Except there’s no sweating required! Because Zona Plus™ changes how your body works from the inside out, people who use this therapy see blood pressure improvements that are 7 times better than with regular exercise and twice as good as with medication. That’s why it’s a more effective way to lower your blood pressure than running, biking or swimming! Along with this tip follow the DASH diet....low sodium,lots of fruits and vegetables,beans,nuts, and seeds....make sure you take potassium supplement and magnesium supplement...I take a calcium/magnesium supplement and a separate potassium supplement....hope all this additional info helps...the DASH diet can be googled easily for ideas on what to eat...Good luck and please post with your results and please share with your other friends who suffer from high blood pressure...I am always looking for the most natural route to go and this one sounds pretty promising....so far so good...if I do decide to try to skip the meds will let ya know if I am able to maintain a normal bp just from doing the steps I mentioned here....
happy to share the info that I found knowing from experience that it actually works...wish I could remember the name of the exercise cuz it had a link to a website about it too...if I find it I will post it...I also take a bunch of supplements so many it is ridiculous for anti inflammatory properties and things I have heard help with my fibromyalgia and arthritis...I take so many of them not sure what to recommend for bp perhaps Omega 3....I take Omega369...that one helps with so many things...
Pam thank you so much. I have tried not to start on BP meds. The first thing I tried and has worked was an herb made by Ayush called Carditone. It has held the BP at bay. But I looked and looked for an exercise. You have made me very very happy. Thank you. I will save this too.
Northwest PST Debby We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand. Randy Pausch Don't let your past hold your future hostage.
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Fitness Minutes: (16,516) Posts: 47 7/30/12 5:55 P
get a stress ball for this....if you don't have one I usually just squeeze my hand into a fist....I usually do this laying down palms of hands face up arms at sides....squeeze your right hand for one to two seconds then rest ten seconds squeeze your left hand for one to two seconds then rest for ten seconds go back to your right hand squeeze one to two seconds then rest ten seconds repeat this for a count of twelve then rest one minute and repeat same hand....then rest one minute and do the same with your left hand...this has actually lowered my blood pressure. I am on meds and do this daily...it is recommended to do at least five times a week and it is very easy to do....my bp usually is around 140/150 over 90 with meds....after doing these exercises on a regular basis first doctor appointment it was 128 over 84 and a few months later it was 110 over 76....you can check yourself daily and note the difference but I swear from experience this really works....I am hoping to get off the meds after being on them for I would guess at least ten years or so on lisinopril...not off meds yet cuz doctor won't let me yet but it is time to refill my prescription and I am so tempted to go without it just to see if I really still need to take it anymore....Please try this....you will be amazed at the results...I paid for information on lowering blood pressure naturally....they had a name for this exercise but I forgot what they called it....anyways try it....they said to do each hand for so many minutes but with the count of ten seconds in between I figured it out to be twelve times with a minute break twice on each hand....try it you'll like it....
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