Learn about lifestyle changes that can help you lower your blood pressure. You can also watch videos featuring NHLBI researchers discussing their work to advance research and improve patients’ lives.
The NHLBI encourages you to spend at least 2 1/2 hours per week doing physical activity that gets your heart beating faster and leaves you a little breathless. There are many ways to reach this goal, especially when you spread your sessions throughout the week. Even small amounts of activity a few times a day can add up and can have lasting heart health benefits. (2018)
David Goff, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, and George A. Mensah, M.D., FACC, Director of the Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science at the NHLBI, discuss the importance of hypertension prevention, treatment, and continued research. (2018)
This series of videos from The Heart Truth® focuses on the importance of knowing your blood pressure numbers and includes tips on how to get physically active, cook for your heart, de-stress with deep breaths, and quit smoking. (2017)
This series of interactive videos looks at the small decisions we can make each day to improve our heart health. (2017)
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Learn more about your risk for high blood pressure and how to lower your risk with heart-healthy lifestyle changes, including healthy eating and physical activity.
Find helpful high blood pressure publications and fact sheets for health professionals.