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High blood pressure is a condition that affects nearly 1 out of 3 Americans, but as many as 5 adults don’t know they have this condition.  That’s why it’s important to have your blood pressure checked regularly by a health professional.  You can also check your blood pressure yourself at a pharmacy with a self-service blood pressure kiosk.

It’s important to prevent or control high blood pressure because it can lead to other health problems like heart disease, stroke and kidney failure.  The good news it that with diet, lifestyle and medication, high blood pressure is controllable.

Here is what you can do to manage your blood pressure:

  1. Achieve and maintain a healthy body weight
  2. Participate in 30 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week
  3. Eat a healthy diet that is high in fruit and vegetables and low in sodium, saturated fats, trans fat and cholesterol
  4. Limit the amount of alcohol you drink
  5. Stop smoking

The leasing team at Southern Oaks Apartments want all our residents to live a healthy lifestyle.  Share your  healthy living tips on our Facebook page.