Mother’s day is Sunday, and Mary Martin, a registered dietitian from The Southeast Dairy Association tells Cherish Lombard that even though Mother’s Day should be all about mom, in reality, mom often overlooks her own well-being in caring for others. She says moms don’t always find time to exercise, follow a healthy diet or just take a few minutes each day to relax. As a result, more women are putting themselves at risk for diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. High blood pressure raises a woman’s risk for heart disease, kidney failure and stroke. According to the American Heart Association, women who are 20 pounds or more overweight, have a family history of high blood pressure or who have reached menopause are at an increased risk of developing high blood pressure. Watch Mary’s tips to help fit healthy habits into your hectic schedule here.
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