Tuesday, September 9, 2008

It Can Happen to You

High Blood Pressure can effect anyone.  Young, old, women men..it doesn't discriminate.  Click on the videos below to hear the stories of real people; they will make you think twice if you think high blood pressure can't effect you.

Monday, September 8, 2008

You have High Blood Pressure -- now what?

There are several lifestyle changes you should put into practice immediately if you have high blood pressure. These steps include maintaining a healthy weight; being physically active; following a healthy eating plan that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, and low fat dairy foods; choosing and preparing foods with less salt and sodium; taking time to relax and apply relaxing techniques to your day; and if you drink alcoholic beverages; drink in moderation.  

Sometimes High Blood Pressure can only be controlled with medication.  If you have high blood pressure, but haven't been diagnosed by a medical professional, you should consult your physician.

Learn more about healthy lifestyle habits for preventing and controlling high blood pressure or you can download a relaxation podcast from the folks at BrainReady. Visit www.ProjectPressure.com 

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Project Pressure Kicks Off

Project Pressure kicked off this week in Central Florida (www.projectpressure.com).  It aims to increase Blood Pressure Awareness and Blood Pressure Health Compliance through a motivating educational campaign. Organizers hope the Project will not only raise awareness of the dangers of hypertension in their area, but also motivate cities and communities nationwide to step up their blood pressure education efforts.  Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer kicked off the initiative with a challenge for one million residents to check their BP numbers.  While the challenge was directed to Central Floridians, the information at www.projectpressure.com is relevant to everyone.

About Project Pressure:
Project Pressure will reach residents where they live and work through exciting events, blood pressure challenges, Fire Station Street Parties, BP tracking digital billboard, the chance to win prizes from an ambush-style Pressure Patrol Prize Van, and much more. There will be an interactive website where people can enter their BP numbers, learn lifestyle modification options such as healthy recipes, exercise tips and relaxation podcasts. The Project will conclude with a free Grand Finale community concert event.