Jonesboro, AR, January 25, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- At Garden Spas & Pool, a hot tub and Big Green Egg dealer serving greater Memphis, TN is proud to publish health improvement tips for 2104. “The American Heart Association lists heart, kidney, and vision damage along with stroke, memory loss, and peripheral artery disease as some of the most serious complications associated with high blood pressure,” said Eric Zaharko president of Garden Spas and Pools. “High blood pressure isn’t called the 'silent killer' for nothing. It is often unrecognized as it goes about its damaging ways.”
“Diabetes is a lifestyle disease,” continued Zaharko. Here are three ways to help lower blood pressure and live healthier.
Drink Milk - Eric Topol, M.D. calls chronic stress one of the leading causes of high blood pressure. Stress is linked to lower serotonin, a chemical that helps the body rest. Since milk contains a healthy dose of whey protein, it increases tryptophan in the body, which is a building block for serotonin. Drinking milk can help boost serotonin levels by as much as 43 percent.
Lose Weight – Not all people who suffer from high blood pressure are overweight, but almost all people who are overweight have high blood pressure. Evaluate proper weight levels for everyone in the family. Make sure that proper eating habits and exercise help keep everyone in the right weight level.
Exercise is an extremely effective tool in battling high blood pressure even when weight in general isn’t an issue. Exercise helps release dopamine in the system, which is the body’s natural hormone for feeling good. It causes a feeling of euphoria and calms down even the most stressful situations. Exercise also increases blood flow to all areas of the body, and brings much needed oxygen to the heart and brain.
Aerobic exercise is best for combating high blood pressure. The American Heart Association suggests exercising for at least 30 minutes per day five times a week for the best results.
Calm High Blood Pressure with a Hot Tub – Soaking in a warm, hot water bath is a great way to relieve stress. A hot tub adds to that relief in several ways. First, the water temperature in a hot tub is kept at the perfect level at all times. There’s no need for constant adjustments to maintain the right temperature, and the hot water won’t run out by draining a hot water tank. Hot tubs are also more energy efficient than continuously filling a bath with hot water to keep the water warm. The next reason hot tubs are such an excellent source of relief from high blood pressure is that the heat from the hot water bath opens up the vessels allowing an increase in oxygen to the vital organs that reduces stress.
Soaking in a hot tub has been shown to effectively raise heart rates and produce the equivalent of an aerobic exercise session thereby making it a better choice for injured people. This makes hydrotherapy an excellent choice for those who cannot exercise due to weight or illnesses such as arthritis.
Kids can have high blood pressure, too. According to KidsHealth.org it is estimated that as many as 3 percent of all kids have high blood pressure. Whether it is caused by poor eating habits, lack of exercise, or stress from family or school situations, it is a very serious problem that can lead to kidney and heart damage at a very early age. A hot tub is a great way for everyone in the family to relax, de-stress, and develop stronger bonds that help reduce high blood pressure.
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“We think this is a great opportunity to actually show local residents the positive effects that soaking in a hot tub can have in terms of improving the overall quality of their lives. That’s why we will provide free hot tub test soaks at our Germantown showroom for the entire month,” said Zaharko. “We do recommend, however, that people wanting to schedule their free 30-minute wet test call us ahead of time to reserve their spot.”
To learn more, pick up a copy of our free report “Consumers Guide to Buying the Right Hot Tub,” Just go to http://GardenSpasandPool.com/ or call 901-309-3343.
About Garden Spas and Pool
At Garden Spas & Pool our mission is to improve the quality of our client’s lives by providing superior lifestyle products and services with proven long-term value. We will accomplish this by focusing on the health, safety, and enjoyment of our clients and associates. At Garden Spas & Pool you’ll find everything you need to know to help you select the right spa and hot tub to fit your backyard, lifestyle and budget.