High blood pressure can be managed through food, physical activity, and learning how to incorporate some basic practices into your lifestyle. Through this one hour course, you will learn the basics of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension eating plan and how these small incorporations into your everyday lifestyle will help to lower blood pressure.
The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, commonly known as the DASH, was created as part of a healthy eating pattern study focused on finding patterns that reduce high blood pressure and hypertension.
The DASH eating plan follows the basics of any healthy eating pattern, specifically focusing on limiting sodium, saturated fat, and incorporating foods that can help lower blood pressure such as vegetables, fruits, low-fat dairy, high fiber, and lean protein food sources.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Understand the DASH eating pattern
- List the health benefits of the DASH eating plan as it relates to hypertension
- Describe the food choices consistently found with the DASH eating plan
- Discuss lifestyle changes associated with improved blood pressure
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Master Wellness Volunteers help Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service leverage its outreach and education to Texans related to health, nutrition and food safety. Master Wellness Volunteers receive 40-hours of training and serve a 40-hour internship to prepare them to aid in fulfilling the Agency’s mission of helping Texans better their lives.
This six-week course will help you maintain your weight through the holiday season. We encourage you to focus on consuming 5 servings of vegetables and fruits each day, as well as engage in regular physical activity.