If you want a fast way to lower blood pressure quickly, your BP reading should not be greater than 139/99. In other words you should be pre-hypertensive not hypertensive to give these ideas a try. If you are hypertensive, these tips will probably help but talk to your doctor first.
The Fastest Way: Exercise. Mild aerobic exercise like walking, swimming and cycling can drop up to 4 points immediately if you do at least 30 minutes a day. The drop will last about 22 hours so this is something you have to make a regular part of your day.
Eat Potassium: Your doctor has probably told you to restrict the salt in your diet. However salt is only half the equation. Your body needs a specific relationship between salt (sodium) and the mineral potassium. Most of the potassium we get comes in a processed form and it’s value is diminished because of the tons of salt that comes with processing. The solution? Eat fresh sources of potassium. The banana is a rich source and has dietary fiber as well. Eat a banana a day and your BP can drop up to 3 points in 2 weeks.
Hydrate: Dehydration is becoming a big problem in this country. Drinking sufficient water is good for a number of ailments but with BP it tends to soften the arteries allowing them to dilate, expels salt, and improves kidney function. Drink 50% of your body weight in ounces each day. If you weigh 150 pounds, drink 75 ounces of water.
Cold Water Fish: Substitute two red meat meals a week with mackerel, salmon, sardines or tuna. These fish are rich in Omega-3 and good cholesterol, and by substituting them for red meat you are automatically reducing saturated fat and bad cholesterol.
Get Some Sleep: Sleep is the natural way to work off stress which impacts on your high blood pressure. At a minimum get 6 hours but shoot for eight.
If you can follow these tips you can shave 12 to 18 points off your BP in less than 3 two weeks.