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Heart health tips

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Even people with a healthy lifestyle who feel well can develop high blood pressure, because of their age or their family genes.

Keep reading to learn about preventing or managing high blood pressure. 

Through regular medical appointments and monitoring your blood pressure, you can detect high blood pressure early so that you can manage it and prevent it from doing harm. 


4 steps you can take for a healthy heart

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1. Eat well

Decrease how much salt you eat - remember to check food labels for sodium!

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2. Be active

Get 30 minutes of physical activity each day. This helps to manager your stress.

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3. Reduce your tobacco and alcohol use

  • Quit smoking 
  • Limit alcohol use 
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4. Get help at the CMC

  • Check your blood pressure once a year 
  • Consult your doctor if you have questions about blood pressure medications 

Stress plays a big role in your blood pressure

Did you know?

Stress narrows the blood vessels and makes your heart need to pump more. Try managing your stress by listening to music, getting good sleep, enjoying time with family and friends, doing traditional activities, being on the land, and staying active. 

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