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The DASH Diet and Hypertension

What is Hypertension? Blood pressure is the force exerted on artery walls from blood flowing through the body. Blood pressure readings provide two measures- systolic pressure and diastolic pressure (both expressed as millimeters of mercury, or mm Hg). Hypertension is a term used for the condition known as high blood pressure. Hypertension is […]

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Heart Disease and Exercise

Whether you are at risk for or currently have heart disease, engaging in regular physical activity can be safe and help promote a strong heart and cardiovascular system. Exercise lowers resting heart rate and blood pressure and helps the heart pump blood more effectively. Especially important is aerobic activity, which […]

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Heart Disease and Diet

Diet plays a key role in preventing heart disease! The following tips are general dietary recommendations for the management and prevention of heart disease. Consume a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Fruits and vegetables are high in nutrients and low in calories, and eating a wide variety provides the […]