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Hypertension is a serious condition if untreated

31 Dec

If you suffer from high blood pressure, here are some things you can resolve to do for yourself in 2008. It is not a difficult resolution and can spell the difference between life and death:

*       Take your blood pressure medication as prescribed. *       Try to maintain a healthy weight*       Increase your physical activity. Do at least 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity, such as walking, on most days. You can split the session into three 10-minute segments during the day. *       Eat foods low in salt and sodium. *       Read nutrition labels to determine how much sodium is in packaged foods. *       Eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and choose low-fat dairy foods. *       Include foods rich in potassium and calcium in your diet. *       If you consume alcohol, do so moderately. *       If you smoke, quit. *       Reduce your stress. *       Tell your family and friends you have high blood pressure, especially the person who prepares the meals. Good luck and good health for 2008

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