Up-to-Date Resources to Learn More

Taking Your Blood Pressure

Walking with friendsHow to Check Your Blood Pressure from the American Heart Association (This file will open in PDF format. You can download a free PDF reader here.)

- Printable Blood Pressure Log (This file will open in PDF format. You can download a free PDF reader here.)

Questions for Your Doctor

- Questions to ask your doctor about high blood pressure (This file will open in PDF format. You can download a free PDF reader here.)

- Questions for your doctor about blood pressure medications (This file will open in PDF format. You can download a free PDF reader here.)

Choosing a Healthy Diet

Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan

MyPlate program

- Information on body weight

- Grocery list for healthy eating (This file will open in PDF format. You can download a free PDF reader here.)

Healthy Recipes

- Million Hearts® Heart-Healthy Recipes, Easy Meal Plans, and more

- MyFoodAdvisor® Recipes for Healthy Living

- American Heart Association Heart-Healthy Recipes

- NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Delicious Heart Healthy Recipes

Exercise Plans to Get You Started

- American Heart Association's Getting Started - Tips for Long-term Exercise Success

- American Heart Association's Create Your Own Circuit Workout at Home

- American Heart Association's From the Couch to the Pavement - A Plan to Get You Moving

- National Institute of Health's Guide to Physical Activity

- American Diabete's Association's Starter Walking Plan

Alcohol Support and Treatment

National Institutes of Health Brochures and Fact Sheets on Alcohol

Quitting Smoking

- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Quit Smoking Resources

Additional Blood Pressure Information

American Heart Association (AHA)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Materials for Patients

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Description of High Blood Pressure

Additional Heart Health Information

- American Heart Association (AHA) Healthy Living™

Million Hearts®

- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Information on Heart Disease

 

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