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Step up to a Healthier You with the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit

Blood Pressure

How Do I Prevent High Blood Pressure?

  • Daily physical activity of 30 minutes or more;
  • Healthy eating and reducing your sodium intake;
  • Maintaining a healthy weight;
  • Avoiding excess alcohol;
  • Quitting smoking;
  • Learning to manage your stress.

The DASH Diet

Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension [High Blood Pressure]

  • Limit salt intake;
  • Increase vegetable and fruit intake;
  • Eat more whole grains;
  • Drink low fat milk and alternatives;
  • Eat lean meat and alternatives.