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When to: Help Your Heart

When to: Help Your Heart

Take a baby aspirin at bedtime. Spanish researchers found that pre-hypertensive people who took aspirin before bed decreased their systolic blood pressure (top number) by an average 5.5 mm Hg and their diastolic (bottom number) by 4 mm Hg over the course of three months. Meanwhile, their peers who popped the pill first thing in the morning saw no such reduction, according to the study.

By Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie. Published February 14, 2012. Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie is a health and fitness writer in Syracuse, NY and author of the newly-released book Tone Every Inch (Rodale, 2012).