Feb 12, 2024
High blood pressure – also known as hypertension – is often referred to as the “silent killer” because it may show no symptoms until there are greater problems. The Kansas Health Foundation’s Distinguished Professor of Community Health at Kansas State University, Elaine Johannes, says Extension agents are being trained as Healthy Heart Ambassadors to check blood pressure and coach community members on how to take their blood pressure and manage it using good practices that are fairly easy to do. This includes exercising regularly, eating a heart healthy diet, reducing sodium, limiting alcohol and getting a good night’s sleep.
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