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9 Easy Ways to Lower Blood Pressure Fast

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Taking steps to keep your blood pressure steady — and lower it quickly if it starts creeping up — can cut your risk of heart disease and stroke in half, and it can keep your mind sharp as if you were 15 years younger, according to Cleveland Clinic researchers.

Even if your blood pressure was fine a few years ago, it’s smart to check it regularly. At least one in three folks with high blood pressure doesn’t realize that the problem has crept up on them. Ask your doctor or use one of the free blood pressure monitors available at many pharmacies.

Here’s what the numbers mean:

  • Less than 120/80: Normal
  • 120/80 to 139/89: Prehypertension
  • 140/90 or greater: Hypertension

Good news! Controlling your BP is getting a lot easier.

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This article originally appeared in our print magazine, Reverse Aging.

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