Heart Health – What’s your blood pressure?
Reminding your employees of ways to stay healthy benefits them and you. In recognition of heart month, pass along this information:
High blood pressure often has no symptoms. Many people do not know they have it until they have a heart attack, stroke or other health problem.
Having your blood pressure checked is simple and quick. Many places check it free of charge. Tell your doctor if the reading is above 120/80.
Lifestyle changes can help control high blood pressure. You can eat a healthy diet, reduce salt, have regular physical activity, stay at a healthy weight, quit smoking, and avoid tobacco smoke.
For more information about blood pressure, go online to the Centers for Disease Control at cdc.gov/bloodpressure.