Hypertension affects 50 million Americans at some point in their lives. That's one in every four people in the US. The chance that your blood pressure will rise increases steadily as you grow older. Learn more about what you can do to prevent this common condition.
Exercise helps keep your body healthy and your tissue and organs working properly. In keeping your body in good working order, exercise also helps ward off many diseases such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and many others.
Many people feel stress often; some even feel it as a part of their daily lives. Stress has been implicated as a possible cause of—or at least exacerbating some of the symptoms of—numerous conditions, including coronary artery disease.
Being overweight is closely linked to many very serious health conditions, most particularly risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Fortunately, even modest reductions in weight can help improve these conditions.
American Heart Association National Center http://www.american heart.org
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health
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