"I LOVE First 30 Days!" -Jenni
Read More Testimonials»

On the Health Blog

Treating Knee Problems

A swollen knee is a common condition among the elderly as well as those with an active lifestyle. Many refer to it as water on the knee, although determining the cause is often challenging...

Read More About Treating Knee Problems»

Our Managing High Blood Pressure Experts

Dr. Thomas Moore

Dr. Thomas Moore

Senior author of The DASH Diet for Hypertension

Shared by First30Days View Profile»
Dr. Norman Kaplan

Dr. Norman Kaplan

Professor of internal medicine at the University of Texas...

Shared by First30Days View Profile»
Dr. Mark Houston

Dr. Mark Houston

Author and director of Hypertension Institute at Saint Thomas...

Shared by First30Days View Profile»

Meet all of our Health Experts»

Got A Tip?

Tips

Acting On the News

Icon_tip_2

Once you understand your hypertension diagnosis, you should commit to making changes in your lifestyle in order to improve your condition. Start by taking a closer look at your everyday life. During the day, when do you feel most relaxed? When do you feel most stressed? How does your body feel during those times? What sort of foods do you eat? What's your activity level like? Be honest, because anything other than the truth will only hurt your health.

To keep yourself honest, start a "lifestyle diary" and write down your answers to these questions. Once you've pinpointed some of your risk factors, you're halfway to changing or eliminating habits and situations that could be feeding into your blood pressure levels. Over the next few weeks, we'll help you change or at least reduce those habits.

You don't have to think your high blood pressure controls you. Remember this is your life and you make many of the decisions that affect your health. You've already started educating yourself on your condition. You are in control and you can lower your blood pressure.

Posted: 7/24/14