Dietary approach to stop hypertension (DASH)

An important approach to reducing hypertension is called DASH – Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension. It advises people that high blood pressure can be controlled if you take the following steps:

  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Be moderately physically active on most days of the week.
  • Follow a healthy eating plan, which includes foods lower in salt.
  • If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation.
  • If you have high blood pressure and are prescribed medication, take it as directed.
Last modified: Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 6:56 PM