Controlling “pre-hypertension”

When government health officials redefined the range for healthy blood pressure, 45 million Americans suddenly found themselves in a new category called “pre-hypertension.” A healthy blood pressure is considered anything lower than 120 over 80 (120/80). Maintaining in this range can lower your risk for stroke, heart failure and kidney disease. The best way to achieve good health and control your blood pressure is through lifestyle changes. Losing as little as ten pounds, walking just 15 minutes twice a day, and learning to control your stress levels can make a big difference in your blood pressure-and your health!