3 easy ways to lower your blood pressure
So what can I do?
1. Get outside in nature!
Plants can help you. Phytoncides, specifically, are plant derived essences that help the plant fight disease and since we have evolved harmoniously with trees, they help us fight disease too. "Phytoncides are antibacterial, they reduce stress fifty-three percent and lower blood pressure five to seven percent." - Florence Williams
Visiting or live in the Asheville area? Come reduce stress and lower blood pressure with us on one of our guided Mindfulness Hikes
Studies have shown that having a regular breath-work practice can help to lower your blood pressure. Developing a meditation or breath-work routine is a great way to keep focus on your breath. As you develop this practice you will be more equipped to call on these routines in times of stress or anxiety. This will help you to minimize the amounts of high blood pressure spikes throughout stressful climates.
3. Eat wholesome foods
Eating whole, plant based foods is one of our best defenses against hypertension and illness in general. Foods and habits that cause oxidative stress are meat, dairy, processed foods, certain oils, alcohol consumption, and environmental toxins such as smoke inhalation. When we provide our bodies with foods that are easy to digest and minimize the oxidative stress in our bodies, we are more equipped to handle the other stressors that happen in life. The best foods to combat oxidative stress and free radicals are non-synthetic antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables.
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What does commitment mean to you?
We've all made a lot of personal commitments in our lives but how many of those have we actually stuck to? There are probably a few commitments still lingering that we wish we would have followed through with, but haven't circled back around to quite yet.
To keep a commitment, we need to do more than just say "I'm committed to...". While being able to name our commitment or goal is an important first step, it isn't the only piece to the puzzle.
Some "haves" to consider when addressing new commitments
Looking for additional support committing to a healthy you?
Our coaching lays out the groundwork for you to follow. We will help you stay committed to choosing YOU and your commitment to yourself first!
5 Easy Energy Builders
We often hear people say that they wish they had more time in the day, and more energy to get through it. Many of us are experiencing burnout from overloading with caffeine and sugary energy drinks. We might find that the extra cup of coffee just doesn't affect us anymore and even leaves us more tired.
Some of the most common reasons we experience fatigue are a lack of proper nutrition or hydration, inconsistent sleep patterns, adrenal fatigue, and overwhelm.
We've been there and we hear you!
Here are some healthy and sustainable energy boosters
that will give you the energy you need to thrive!
“Loss of completion signals emptiness, but let me tell you: depletion can be just the thing. You are using, have used up the old life, the old way. Now will rush in the energetic, the flexible, the unmistakable knowing.”
- Alice Walker
This is how we can grow, and how we can heal.
So, what can you do?
Since our area of focus is health and wellness, we are going to talk about some steps you can take in this realm to work towards a better and more just health and wellness system for all.
Are you ready to make some changes?
Our services are rooted in compassion for all beings. We implement a variety of healing modalities, but we always honor the body. We invite you to bring purpose to your healing, from the inside out, with us.
Harmonize Your Health is a holistic wellness company whose mission is to introduce their community and clients to a variety of healing modalities that are aligned with respect for our bodies and this beautiful planet we live on. We specialize in connecting with others to help guide them on their healing journeys, particularly ailments that stem from the standard way of living in America. Our practice will open you up to new healing avenues and creative expressions in and out of the kitchen.
Our work doesn’t stop at our services. As two proud queer womxn advocating for social justice in the wellness space, we are constantly supporting other initiatives and seeking out ways to give back to the LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities. Harmonize Your Health is about supporting your health, social change and evolution.