Healthy Living Guide
Eat Right for Life
The food choices you make affect your chances of developing high blood pressure (hypertension). The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating plan has been shown to lower blood pressure in individuals with hypertension. It also has other benefits, such as lowering LDL ("bad") cholesterol and helping to reduce your risk for getting heart disease.
The DASH eating plan focuses on foods rich in nutrients that help to lower blood pressure, mainly minerals like potassium, magnesium, and calcium, as well as protein and fiber.
Baked Apples with Cherries and Almonds (PDF)
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Make Your Move
Regular exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health. We recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate to strenuous exercise per week, or 30 minutes per day, five days a week. No matter what stage of life we are in almost all of us would benefit by increasing our activity level.
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Stressed? Bring It Down
Reducing stress in your everyday life is vital for maintaining your overall health, as it can improve your mood, boost immune function, promote longevity and allow you to be more productive. When you let your stress get the best of you, you put yourself at risk of developing a range of illnesses – from the common cold to severe heart disease.