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Health Officials want to spread awareness about high blood pressure

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A registered dietitian at Quincy Medical Group gives a lady a blood pressure screening. A registered dietitian at Quincy Medical Group gives a lady a blood pressure screening.
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Officials from Quincy Medical Group say they want people to be aware of high blood pressure and the issues it can cause.

Thursday was the Measure Up/Pressure Down National Campaign, and health officials were offering free blood pressure screenings at QMG.

Registered Dietitian Ashyln Myers says high blood pressure is 140 over 90 and people need to take action.

She says often times people can make lifestyle changes to combat high blood pressure.

"Participating in physical activity, and individual should have 30 minutes of physical activity a day, and then making healthy changes to their diet, taking a look at what they eat every day and making healthy changes to their diet, taking a look at what you eat every day and trying to incorporate more whole foods or natural foods," Myers said. 

Myers says people should eat more than five servings of non-starchy vegetables a day.


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