Tag: heart disease


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]