Beat High BP By a Nose
The remedy for hypertension is right in front of your face: Breathing slowly through your nose can lower your blood pressure. In a new Indian study, people who practiced daily slow-breathing exercises for 3 months reduced their systolic BP by 11 points and their diastolic by 7 points. Slow breathing increases the activity of your parasympathetic nervous system, which regulates blood pressure, says study author Aarti Sood Mahajan MD. Close one nostril and slowly inhale through the other for 6 seconds. Then close the open nostril and exhale through the other for 6 seconds. Study participants did this for 15 minutes twice a day, but shorter sessions should also work.
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