We are all so lucky to live in the world with so many health advantages. Even though we have many pollutants to deal with that were not even thought of 50 years ago, we also have an average life-expectancy well above 70 years old across much of the globe. This is primarily due to advances in health, science and available medication. One trend that continues on a downward trend for many of us is high blood pressure. Many people could benefit from researching ways to lower blood pressure fast, so we do not have to face the consequences down the road.

Ways to lower your blood pressure:

If you smoke, then quit. It's harder than it sounds, but quitting will really lower pressure fast – within 20 minutes actually and your levels will continue to lower for up to a year after quitting smoking.

Are you overweight, do not exercise much? These are both no-nos for healthy pressure. Excessive fat consumption and fat stores on your body lead to more fat / cholesterol in your bloodstream. Most overweight people also consume too much sugar and other refined carbohydrates, leading to high blood-glucose which also leads to high blood pressure. Exercise will also help lower blood pressure fast by lowering both your blood-fat and blood-glucose levels.

Drink enough? No not alcohol (although very moderate consumption will help lower pressure). Not drinking enough water will cause your heart to beat faster than it should have to, due to lower than normal blood volume bought on by dehydration.

Not everyone can eat the perfect diet, but you can take a multivitamin / herbal supplement designed around heart health, or better yet: Lowering pressure. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet as well. Excess sodium also causes high pressure, so avoid sodium rich foods like your life depends on it (it does).

Most people fall into one or more of the previous categories. Fixing pressure problems is something that should be started sooner, rather than later.