TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Krista Sharp from the East Texas American Heart Association joined Kayla Lyons on East Texas Now to share heart-healthy tips.
Sharp said stress can be linked to high-blood pressure, also known as hypertension.
She suggested giving up poor choices like smoking or caffeine and replacing the cravings with good habits like taking a walk or exercise.
She shared that hypertension is known as the silent killer because there are no obvious symptoms. Sharp encouraged checking your blood-pressure and visiting your physician.
Sharp also said changes in diet like avoiding processed foods, and salty foods, and replacing sodas with carbonated water.