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High Blood Pressure

Risk Factors and Prevention - Prevention

You can take steps to prevent high blood pressure by adopting a healthy lifestyle. These steps include

  • losing weight, if necessary, and maintaining a healthy weight
  • being physically active
  • following a healthy eating plan like DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products and choosing and preparing foods with less salt and sodium
  • if you drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation.

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