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Lower High Blood Pressure with Music, Humor and Kiwis?

admin - November 16, 2011

Now I certainly wouldn’t throw out my blood pressure medication and stop exercising based on this information, but I would definitely add both to my daily regimen…

Music and Humor

As reported by, a study in Japan found that those people who listened to their favorite music, upbeat music or humor had a lower systolic blood pressure (top number) after three months than those who didn’t listen to music or increase their laugher.

This says a lot about how taking time to relax and enjoy yourself can really benefit your health!

Eating Kiwis

Add kiwis to your diet to lower blood pressure.Then, a HealthDay article on reported that cardiologists believe kiwis should definitely be part of your daily allowance of five fruits and vegetables. This is after a study showed kiwis lowered blood pressure even better than apples when tested on individuals with high blood pressure who changed nothing about their diet but the fruit intake.

While kiwis are rich in the antioxidant lutein, it should not be considered a wonder fruit, as the experts mentioned in the article caution. The definite takeaway message, though, is that, “When we say ‘eat more fresh fruit,’ we stick to the tried-and-true or anything that is handheld and peeled, but these findings suggest that a kiwi can be part of a heart-healthy diet,” Dr. Nehal Mehta, a preventive cardiologist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia says.

So, for those with high blood pressure, remember get a blood pressure screening regularly. Then, listen to your favorite music and/or comedian daily and add some kiwi to your diet, and you could very well begin to see lower blood pressure numbers!

Read more about these studies at:

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2 Comments so far
  1. Allison - November 17, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    I try to listen to my favorite music everyday, even the high tempo music can help calm me down. Didn’t know about the kiwi’s potential, gives me a reason to try it out!

  2. Joelle Reizes - November 18, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Music is great! I was just listening to some of my favorite tunes in the car prior to work but prefer the high tempo when exercising. Thanks so much for posting!

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