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Listen up generation X & Y, it’s time to get back into bed and go to sleep. Insufficient sleep is being called a ‘global epidemic’. Recent research suggests that 35% of Canadian youth aged 12 to 17 and 61% of adults get fewer than 8 hours of sleep a night.
What is known as ‘The Silent Killer”, hypertension (or high blood pressure), is the number one changeable risk factor for stroke and heart disease. High blood pressure is a silent epidemic that threatens one in every three Canadian adults. And with age, the risk of developing hypertension increases.
The idea of limiting sodium has received a lot of attention when it comes to lowering blood pressure. However, there is another player in the blood pressure challenge – potassium – but this time the goal is to consume more.