Summer is right around the corner, and with each change of the season, so follow your habits. It's time to treat yourself to better health!
Hypertension, high blood pressure, or HTN, no matter the name you use, is a problem you should not ignore. HTN will not present with symptoms most of the time, therefore it is important to have your blood pressure checked regularly.
HTN can be caused by a multitude of offenders, ranging from things that are out of your control such as family history, age, gender and race to those you you can control, such as high-sodium diet, obesity and lack of physical activity.
HTN can lead to stroke, heart attack, vision loss, heart failure, kidney damage and sexual dysfunction. Now what can you do about it? Focus on the things you can control:
What can you look forward to? A healthier life!
The summer months are upon us and it is time to get outside and move. Take advantage of all that Columbus has to offer outdoors. Take a walk with a friend, go for a bike ride, or head out for a jog. No matter your activity level, get out there and move. Local metroparks are a great opportunity to relax and enjoy your surroundings.
Another opportunity that the summer presents is fresh fuit and vegetables. Now is the time to introduce new fresh foods into your diet. You will be surprised what you enjoy!
Tips for a successful summer: