Pressure Points to Follow
Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure is still a leading cause of stroke and heart attacks. If you or someone you know are effected by hypertension, following these simple tips can help you manage the condition.
To keep your blood pressure in a healthy range, follow these six tips:
1. Know your numbers. Learn your weight. Keep it at a healthy level.
2. Eat your greens. Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits. Avoid salty and fatty foods.
3. Don’t drink alcohol or smoke. Both can increase your blood pressure.
4. Exercise, any way you can. You don’t have to go to the gym to be fit. It’s also good to move your arms and legs while you sit, or walk as far as you are able.
5. Take your pills. Follow the directions. If you have any questions or worries about it, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
6. Check in with your doctor. You should have your blood pressure checked regularly. Your doctor can help you avoid a heart attack.
If you don't know your blood pressure, come to our free blood pressure screening every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at Harundale Presbyterian Church (Eastway and Guilford Road, Glen Burnie). The screenings take place from 8:30 am – 12 pm. No registration is required.
For more information contact Community Outreach at 410-553-8103.