Are you feeling stressed as the year comes to an end? Managing stress is an important part of keeping your blood pressure under control. Here are some simple tips to help you relax:
Take deep breaths
Take a few moments each day to do some deep breathing. Inhale slowly through your nose, hold for a few seconds, and then exhale through your mouth. This can calm your body.
Get enough sleep
Try to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night. If you have trouble sleeping, try doing relaxing things before bedtime. Reading or taking a warm bath can help you to settle down. Avoid screens close to bed time.
Talking with friends and family can be a great way to de-stress. Share your worries and concerns, or simply enjoy some quality time together.
By managing your stress, you're taking an important step to keep your hypertension under control. Try these simple tips and make the new year a healthier and happier one!
Do you need more support?
We are here to help! Our care team is happy to help you find ways to de-stress and reach your health goals. Call us at (410) 348-1905.