Learn about blood pressure

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Did you know one in four American adults has high blood pressure?

This silent killer increases in probability with age and affects nearly 60 percent of those with diabetes.

Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service and Marion Senior Services partner to bring a free, four-week educational series on the “ups and downs” of blood pressure to the Marion Café, 1101 SW 20th Court, Ocala.

Learn ways your lifestyle affects preventing, developing and monitoring high blood pressure from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays on April 12, 19, 26 and May 3.

Workshop topics include:

Evaluating your risk for hypertension.

Building activity into your life.

DASH diet: Balancing minerals.

Decoding food labels.

Reforming recipes.

Eating out sensibly.

Registration is requested by April 5 as seating is limited.

To register and for more information on this program, contact Marion Senior Services at 352-620-3501.