Thankfully, my blood pressure has always been within normal range. However, my husband has high blood pressure. He takes prescription medication for it. I would like to see his blood pressure improve by a change of diet and adding exercise to his daily agenda. We try to do those two things, but life is busy with full-time jobs, two teenagers and a new baby. Yet, those are just excuses.
I came across Blood Pressure Down: The 10-Step Plan to Lower Your Blood Pressure in 4 Weeks Without Prescription Drugs and I immediately thought of my husband (and my mother). My husband and I have both read the book. We are going to try some of what’s included in the book. Yes, diet and exercise are part of the plan, but the author provides specifics for diet, such as eating bananas and why. There is one step of the plan that we won’t be implementing to lower hubby’s blood pressure, but 9 out of 10 should be enough. Now, all we need to do is get rid of the excuses!
Also included are meal and exercise plans, as well as several recipes. I honestly don’t see us eating as healthy as the book suggests, but any improvement is worth celebrating, right? Giving up his favorite foods doesn’t make hubby happy, but having variations or substitutions, which are provided in the book, does help him make some of the suggested alterations in his diet.
I don’t have high blood pressure, but I will be making these changes with my husband, not only to support him, but to improve my health as well.
I received this book from FSB Media in exchange for my honest review.
About the Book
The definitive, ten-step lifestyle plan for lowering blood pressure quickly and naturally
If you have high blood pressure, you’re not alone: nearly a third of the adult Americans — almost 78 million people — have been diagnosed with hypertension, and another quarter are well on their way.
Yet a whopping 56 percent of diagnosed patients do not have it under control.
The good news? Hypertension is easily treatable (and preventable), and you can take action today to bring your blood pressure down in just four weeks — without the potential dangers and side effects of prescription medications.
In Blood Pressure Down, Janet Bond Brill distills what she’s learned over decades of helping her patients lower their blood pressure, as well as the DASH diet principles and much more, into a ten-step lifestyle plan that’s manageable for anyone. You’ll:
- harness the power of blood pressure power foods like bananas, spinach, and yogurt
- start a simple regimen of exercise and stress reduction
- stay on track with checklists, meal plans, and more than fifty simple recipes
Easy, effective, safe — and delicious — Blood Pressure Down is the encouraging resource that empowers you, or your loved ones, to lower your blood pressure and live a longer, heart-healthy life.