Five Blood Pressure Tips for the Winter Season

For the 80 million Americans with high blood pressure, the hectic holiday crunch ’tis the season for a little extra caution. Even people who usually eat healthy diets, exercise and take other precautions may run the risk of sabotaging their health during the holidays. It’s especially important to avoid self-sabotage because of just how dangerous high blood pressure is: It’s a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke — two of the leading causes of death in the world — and usually has no outward symptoms. So check out the link above for details on the five things the American Heart Association and numerous other health experts have identified as potential saboteurs to keeping your blood pressure measurements below 120/80.

  1. Sodium can spell trouble
  2. Watch out for stress
  3. Take your medicine!
  4. Be careful with over-the-counter medicine
  5. Beware of sleep apnea
  6. See Related: NCPIE Check. Change. Control. HBP Leader Organizations Page

http://hbpleaders.heart.org/blogs/16/459