Lifestyle changes for hypertension

Mungal-Singh, V.
April 2012
South African Family Practice;Apr/May2012, Vol. 54 Issue 2, pS12
Academic Journal
The article explores health promotion and lifestyle modification interventions that can help prevent the rising incidence of hypertension and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in South Africa. Physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, tobacco use and alcohol consumption are modifiable risk factors for CVD. Strategies for stopping tobacco use are counselling, support and smoking cessation programmes. Included is a list of the health benefits of physical activity.


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