Friday, May 11

Metro Gov't Says:

May is...
National High Blood Pressure Education Month

National High Blood Pressure Education Month marks the “kickoff” of high blood pressure prevention and control activities for the year. “Adherence to Treatment” is the theme of the 2007 Campaign.

The National High Blood Pressure Education Program Coordinating Committee has declared
May 6, 2007 (the first Sunday of May) “High Blood Pressure Sunday”.

The Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Program at the Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) would like to join in this effort by encouraging you to take action to prevent and control high blood pressure, by providing the following health tips:

1. Lose weight if you are overweight and maintain a healthy weight.
2. Eat heart healthfully.
3. Reduce your salt and sodium intake.
4. If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation.
5. Become more physically active.
6. Quit Smoking.
7. If you are pregnant, make sure you are under a doctor’s care.
8. Talk with your health care professional.
9. Take medication as prescribed.

For more information related to “National High Blood Pressure Education Month” please visit their website at: (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/hbp/index.html).

Please contact Deborah Scruggs for more information about Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention programs.

Resources:
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

This project is funded under an agreement with Tennessee Department of Health

Deborah Scruggs
Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention
Metro Public Health Department
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