Blood pressure has long been an important indicator of overall health. That is why it is such an integral part of the DOT physical for truck drivers. If you struggle with hypertension, there are some ways you can reduce your blood pressure as part of how to pass the DOT blood pressure test, but it will also serve you well to make some long term life changes for consistent blood pressure management.
Health Choices to Lower Blood Pressure
A lot of choices that can lower your blood pressure are widely known to be healthier for you, such as not smoking or drinking alcohol, drinking lots of water, and making sure you get enough sleep. Overall, your blood pressure will reflect on how well you take care of your body. Try increasing your daily movement by walking for 15 to 30 minutes a day. Nutrition is also an amazing way to heal your body and thereby lower blood pressure. You don’t have to cut carbs and fats altogether, but avoiding highly processed food products will help your body absorb nutrients and expel unhelpful food content. Instead of fries and a burger from a fast-food restaurant, quarter some potatoes and bake them with olive oil and fresh herbs along with grass-fed steak and roasted vegetables.
It takes practice and effort at first to live a healthier lifestyle, but it will pay off in years added to your life and a more secure career status.