The Silent Killer: High Blood Pressure

According to the CDC, 1 in 3 US adults have high blood pressure, but only about half have it controlled. There are no symptoms, but high blood pressure, "hypertension," raises your risk for heart disease and stroke [1].

Easy to understand blood pressure animation by TED-Ed

Learn how to prevent high blood pressure with healthy living habits.

I hope you're starting to see how small lifestyle choices can have big impact on your health.

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Workplace Wellness Wednesday is an awareness bulletin to help you make healthy lifestyle choices. It is not a substitute for your healthcare provider.

Reference:

Centers for Disease Control. Blood Pressure: Make Control Your Goal Infographic. https://www.cdc.gov/bloodpressure/infographic.htm. Accessed February 20, 2017

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