American Heart Association Releases Updated Hypertension Guidelines

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have changed their guidelines regarding hypertension. High blood pressure is now defined as 130/80 rather than 140/80 meaing that 46% of Americans now have stage 1 hypertension. Experts say that nutrition and exercise are the best ways to lower blood pressure and prevent hypertension.

Jonathan Massimino Exercise Physiologist

You Might Also Enjoy...

Take-Home Message #1 - Preventive Care Blog Series

"Life" + "Style" = "Lifestyle". Do we always account for both parts of the equation when we try living a "healthy lifestyle"? Find out what we quite often miss when we consider taking on a new healthy habit.

A Woman's Heart...

In honor of National Heart Month, Dr. Speck addresses the health challenges women face throughout a lifetime and offers some guidance.
four people waiting to interview in a waiting room

Sit Less. Move More.

Too much sitting increases your risk of heart problems, Type 2 diabetes, and several types of cancer. It makes your joints stiff and affects your overall health, especially if you don't get regular exercise! There are many ways to reduce your "tush time."