Natural remedies for high blood pressure: Listening to THIS music can lower hypertension

High blood pressure symptoms are rarely noticeable, but if you check your blood pressure and it’s higher than the recommendation your doctor can recommend medicines to keep it under control. 

According to the NHS, high blood pressure - also known as hypertension - is considered to be 140/90mmHg or higher. 

Ideal blood pressure is considered to be between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg. 

But if medicine isn’t necessary to treat your high blood pressure, there are a number of lifestyle changes you can make to help prevent and lower high blood pressure. 

One natural remedy for bringing down blood pressure is relaxing with music. 

The right tunes can help you get low blood pressure, according to researchers at the University of Florence in Italy. 

As part of their study they asked 28 adults who were already taking hypertension medication to listen to soothing classical, Celtic, or Indian music for 30 minutes a day, while breathing slowly. 

After a week, the listeners had lowered their average systolic reading (the highest pressure when your heart beats) by 3.2 points. 

A month later, readings were down 4.4 points. 

The NHS also suggests making the following lifestyle changes to lower blood pressure: 

  • Reduce the amount of salt you eat and have a generally healthy diet 
  • Cut back on alcohol if you drink too much 
  • Lose weight if you’re overweight 
  • Exercise regularly 
  • Cut down on caffeine 
  • Stop smoking 
  • Try to get at least six hours of sleep a night 

A simple exercise could also be a natural remedy for high blood pressure. 

A Harvard University study found hypertensive patients who went for fitness walks at a brisk pace were able to lower their their blood pressure by this significant amount. 

The science behind it? Exercise helps the heart use oxygen more efficiently so it does not work as hard to pump blood. 

A vigorous cardio workout of at least 30 minutes on most days can help lower pressure.