Hi all. About me: I'm 38, 5'9/160 pounds, I run six miles a day, six days a week, do 150 or so pushups daily, and usually do something athletic (ski, hike, etc.) on the seventh day. I run a marathon every few years and am generally competitive (sub-3:00; I'm usually in the top 20 or so in mid-sized races).
I also have pretty high blood pressure -- 150/100 as of the last physical. I'm trying to stave off medication as long as possible -- at least until my mid 40s (when my dad started taking bp medication).
Anyway, the doctor has me on a super-low sodium diet and complete alcohol abstinence (grrr). Anything else I could do? For example, I know that losing weight for overweight people can cut blood pressure. What about people in the normal range? I'm sure I could lose 10-12 pounds pretty easily. Increase exercise? Any supplements?
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