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I posted this two days ago…
before I was bit by a nasty 24-hr. flu bug.
Felt like I was hit by a diesel truck!
My birthday “Flu By” yesterday.
Today this blog sits in “Jet Pack”
saying it wasn’t posted.
I know it was…
some of you responded.
But, it’s not letting me
respond to your comments.
So, here it is again
…maybe a little different;
(JetPack didn’t keep my latest revisions…

I’ve discovered
there are many more ways
to lower your blood pressure
than there are ways to raise it!

Those of you who read my last few blogs
know I had a bout with increased blood pressure
that went up to over 200/80.
Dangerously high!

Well, it’s going down.
Soon it’ll be back to normal.
Besides meds, here are five ways
I have found that are very helpful:

1. Relax. Stay in my pj’s and robe til noon.

2. Spend quiet time in a special spot.
Read my Bible.
Meditate on a favorite scripture or poem.

“The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make His face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you
and give you peace.”
Numbers 6:24-26

So many friends/family
prayed for my health yesterday
as the Flu Bug hit me like a diesel truck!
God is good… He answered. Today I feel much better!

3. Latch on to your favorite friend
and accept the invitation
of other friends to go
and do something fun together.
(Thank God I got to do that
before the diesel truck hit!)

4. Hug a dog …
and the friends who brought the dog along
while we all went out on their ATV,
four-wheeling up into the mountains
to a beautiful lake.

Off we go…

Beautiful scenes along the way…

Wonderful fields of wildflowers…

Gorgeous SureShot Lake

Zeke is such an intelligent, sweet dog!
He loves riding in the canoe.

I rode in the canoe, too!!
What a beautiful get-away!
(Can’t get that picture to post here…
You can just imagine it!)

Oh, and the fifth way to lower your blood pressure?

5. Get a good night’s sleep after enjoying a beautiful sunset.

Do you have some ideas
for how to lower your blood pressure
if it’s too high
or how to keep it at a normal range?

Let me hear from you.

Thanks for visiting JanBeek
I send my love and appreciation for you.

Comments on: "5 Ways to Lower Blood Pressure" (17)

  1. Dana Pulliam said:

    Great advice and gorgeous pictures! Glad your BP is coming back down. Way to combat it like a boss!!

  2. Janet Duncan said:

    You always have such wonderful words of wisdom. I’m glad to hear you’re taking your own advice and that the BP is coming down. Thank you for the reminders on how to take some time for yourself.

  3. Elaina Colby said:

    I think my blood pressure went down just by looking at your beautiful photos and reading this lovely blog. I definitely agree with staying in your PJs, taking it easy, petting a dog (or cat) and definitely spending time with friends and family. I’m so glad that you’re getting that high blood pressure under control. Keep it up! Wonderful picture of you and DadBee! XOXO

  4. Jessy B. said:

    Definitely take it easy! I have high blood pressure as well. So thank you for sharing. Keeping you in my prayers💕

  5. Sorry to hear you were sick on your birthday! Glad your BP is coming back down to normal. Your suggestions will put you on the right track! Stay well!

  6. I pray you are feeling better! 🤍🙏🏻

  7. Jan, I hope you are feeling better soon. I appreciate your take on a challenging subject for many of us. While my blood pressure is within the normal range, I take a low dosage blood pressure pill as part of my Type diabetic meds regime of three pills (to control my glucose and cholesterol).

    • Thanks for sharing, Richard. I hope your Med regimen is keeping it all under control for you. 👍🏽❤️

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