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Health Tip: Is Your Lifestyle Raising Blood Pressure?

(HealthDay News) -- If your blood pressure seems to rise continually, you should take a careful look at your lifestyle.

Here are habits you can change, suggested by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Eating too many foods high in salt and low in potassium.

  • Getting insufficient physical activity.

  • Being obese, which also increases your risks for high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes.

  • Drinking too much alcohol. Women should limit consumption to one daily drink, and men should hold the line at two daily drinks.

  • Smoking cigarettes.

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