Prevent high blood pressure with exercise and a healthy diet, starting with our hypertension info, low sodium recipes and workout advice.


Good News: Your Food Could Soon Be a Lot Less Salty

For the first time, the government has proposed sodium recommendations for food companies and restaurants in an effort to help save lives.


The Low-Sodium Diet May Not Be As Great As Once Thought

Low-Sodium = Not So Great


Your Sweet-Salty Obsession May Be Giving You High Blood Pressure

Eating sweet treats and salty snacks together may be worse for your health than eating either alone.


The Surprising Reason You're Always Craving Salt

Plus, how to temper your sodium appetite the healthy way.


Eek! That Occasional Sugar Binge Is Hurting Your Heart

New research suggests that sugar binges and carbo-loading may put stress on your system in more ways than one. Registered dietitian Abbey Sharp weighs in on the topic.


What Causes High Blood Pressure? 10 Reasons You Have Hypertension

Every time your heart beats, it pushes blood, nutrients, and oxygen through your arteries to reach the rest of your body.


How to Lower Blood Pressure in 11 Easy Steps

Hypertension—it sounds like a condition that a stressed-out executive would have, not a fit woman who considers herself healthy.


Salt Shake-Up: Why Sodium Is Good for You

No need to sweat about sodium if you’re healthy and fit. Here’s why you should take all that expert advice about cutting back your intake with, well, a grain of salt.


All About Blood Pressure

Hypertension has almost no symptoms, so women often overlook this dangerous condition. But knowing your numbers could save your life.


The Natural Way to Fight High Blood Pressure

How potassium helps lower high blood pressure.


Will Walking Help Lower My Blood Pressure?

How to walk your way to lower blood pressure and a healthier heart.