High Blood Pressure Education – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. High blood pressure is preventable.
Fine: Preventing the rise of blood pressure is really following good lifestyle habits.
Narrator: Dr. Lawrence Fine at the NIH explains, good lifestyle habits are maintaining a normal body weight, eating a diet that is not high in salt, and eating the right foods. For example…
Fine: The DASH diet advocates that you should eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, a lot of nonfat or low-fat dairy products, and also lean meat, chicken breast, things like that.
Narrator: Dr. Fine says other lifestyle factors are exercise and avoiding more than one or two drinks of alcohol a day. For details, visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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