Guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology were released on November 12, 2013.
Follow A Healthy Lifestyle
- A diet rich in in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fish and poultry, such as the Mediterranean diet
- Avoiding saturated fat, sugar and salt
- Cutting salt intake by at least 1,000 mg/day will help lower blood pressure
- Regular physical activity for about 40 minutes, three to four times a week
- Weight management
- Complete smoking cessation