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image of woman shoppingYou can take steps to prevent high blood pressure by adopting a healthy lifestyle. These steps include maintaining a healthy weight; being physically active; following a healthy eating plan, that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, and lowfat dairy foods; choosing and preparing foods with less salt and sodium; and, if you drink alcoholic beverages, drinking in moderation. In this section you will learn more about healthy lifestyle habits for preventing and controlling high blood pressure.

 Following a Healthy Eating Pattern
 Reducing Salt and Sodium in Your Diet
 Maintaining a Healthy Weight
 Being Physically Active
 Limiting Alcohol Intake
 Quitting Smoking
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