May is High Blood Pressure Education Month

High blood pressure is a common disease in which blood flows through blood vessels, or arteries, at higher than normal pressures. Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as the heart pumps blood. High blood pressure, sometimes called hypertension, is when this force against the artery walls is too high.

Some ways to lower high blood pressure:

  • Walk and exercise regularly Don’t forget to blink
  • Reduce your sodium intake
  • Try meditation or deep breathing
  • Drink water
  • Eat more potassium rich foods
  • Learn to manage stress
  • Enjoy some dark chocolate

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May is High blood pressure education month
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