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Meet Carol Jackson

Name:
  Carol Jackson
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About Carol

 Meet Carol
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Age:
 42
Blood Pressure:
 128/82 mmHg
 

Why are you concerned about high blood pressure?

"My mother and father both had high blood pressure, and my father passed away from a stroke when he was only 59. I've got to keep my blood pressure normal and stay healthy for my own son."

What are some steps you will take to avoid getting high blood pressure?

"This year, my New Year's Resolution was to STOP smoking and START exercising."

How will you achieve your blood pressure goals?

"I got some of that nicotine gum, and I even asked my doctor for some help to stop smoking. I also organized a lunchtime walking group at work."

What is your toughest challenge?

"I've tried to quit smoking before, and I gained weight. I know it's not going to be easy."

Quotable quote:"Just because my folks had high blood pressure doesn't mean that I have to. I'm taking better care of myself, starting now!"


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