What is blood pressure?

Aug 1, 2022, 12:00:00 PM

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels. It normally rises and falls throughout the day but if it stays high for a long time, it can damage your heart and lead to health problems. Understanding your blood pressure number is critical to your overall health.

Steps to lower your blood pressure.

Lifestyle changes can help improve your blood pressure numbers.

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Maintain healthy eating habits, including fruit, vegetables, low-fat dairy, low-fat options and heart healthy grains
  • Reduce sodium intake
  • Exercise more
  • Limit alcohol intake

For help on lowering your blood pressure, visit the American Heart Association here > .