May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month
We encourage communities to promote education activities to prevent and control high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a common disease in which blood flows through blood vessels (arteries) at higher than normal pressures. Normal blood pressure for adults is defined as a systolic pressure below 120 mmHg and a diastolic pressure below 80 mmHg. It is normal for blood pressures to change when you sleep, wake up, or are excited or nervous. When you are active, it is normal for your blood pressure to increase. However, once the activity stops, your blood pressure returns to your normal baseline range. Learn more...
According to health research, chronic diseases account for seven out of ten deaths in America, yet a majority of these are preventable and even reversible.
It is our desire to bring more attention to the need of becoming a healthier community. We partner with other organizations and individuals who promote health principles.
May you be encouraged through this site in using good health practices that will improve your quality of life.
You will find a variety of health articles, recipes and videos offering some tips on healthy living.
We offer seminars and literature that target chronic diseases—such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes—which are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States.
These diseases account for 7 of every 10 deaths and affect the quality of life for millions of Americans. Although chronic diseases are among the most common and costly health problems, they are also among the most preventable.
Eating nutritious food, being physically active and avoiding tobacco use can prevent or control the devastating effects of these diseases.