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Could you use an exercise prescription?

It’s no secret that breaking a sweat is good for you. But research is showing that we may have underestimated the potential of physical activity to prevent heart disease and other serious conditions. Read more

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The DASH Diet to lower high blood pressure

Heart and Stroke encourages Canadians to eat a healthy diet, control salt intake, and be physically active to lower blood pressure. The latest results from the DASH study – Dietary Approaches to Stopping Hypertension – has confirmed these recommendations, providing more encouragement for people to choose a healthier diet. Research has shown that following a plan for healthy eating can reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure and lower already elevated blood pressure. Read more

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