Sunday, May 08, 2005

National High Blood Pressure Education Month

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month.

High blood pressure is serious business. It can lead to numerous other life-threatening conditions including heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure. Because there are often no signs or symptoms of high blood pressure, it is important to know your blood pressure numbers to avoid the devastating affects hypertension can have on your health.

The good news about high blood pressure, however, is that it can be controlled and even prevented. Through a combination of weight loss, exercise, and healthy diet, you can reduce your risk of developing high blood pressure and even lower your blood pressure if it is already high.

Since a major component of healthy blood pressure involves healthful eating, is featuring their Heart-Healthy Gift Baskets that emphasize fruits, vegetables, and heart-healthy snacks. These healthy gift baskets seek to educate the recepient on heart-healthy foods and on the power of diet to manage and/or prevent high blood pressure. The baskets make great healthy gifts for birthdays and holidays and are especially appropriate as get well gifts for heart patients.

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