Science of Nutrition

How Your Friends Affect Your… Blood Pressure?

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The people in your life matter more than you think.

Look, it’s not uncommon. You’ve probably been involved in a relationship that just wasn’t the best.

Maybe you argued a lot, maybe they made you feel bad about yourself, or maybe you just couldn’t be yourself around them.

Oftentimes, we grow out of these relationships and eventually move on with our lives thinking, “Good riddance!”

But, if that person is a family member, or a coworker, or a significant other, it can be a bit more challenging to just leave.

The thing is — staying in that relationship could be seriously damaging not just your mental health, but your physical health.

Have you checked your blood pressure recently?

What we’ve learned is that there is a direct correlation between the people we surround ourselves with and our blood pressure.

Which means that if you’re stuck spending consistent time with someone who makes you sad, angry, or anxious, you could be seriously hurting your health.

And, symptoms of high blood pressure do not make themselves known immediately.

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It’s okay to put yourself first.

If you think you may be in a toxic relationship that is hurting your health, it’s time to move on.

But, we know how easier that’s said than done!

Thankfully, we’ve been there and done that. And, we know just how to help…

Listen to this episode to discover:

    • The #1 lesson Cynthia learned from her relationship with her narcissistic-bipolar mother
    • How to recognize if a relationship is negatively affecting your blood pressure and overall health
    • The exact steps you need to take to manage your personal relationships in order to establish and communicate boundaries
    • How to walk away from relationships that are no longer serving you (in 4 simple steps)

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