Sponsored by the CDC, National High Blood Pressure Education Month raises awareness about the impact high blood pressure can have on health. Robin’s Nest offers many menu items to assist our patrons to control their blood pressure.
A normal blood pressure has a systolic (upper number) of less than 120 and a diastolic (lower number) of less than 80. If the numbers go up, there are five categories with hypertensive crisis, systolic higher than 180 and/ or diastolic higher than 120 as most dangerous stage, when a doctor must be consulted immediately.
Why is high blood pressure dangerous?
Contributing factors are age, family history, gender, and race. But there are also factors you can control, such as exercise and diet. A diet that can help control blood pressure is rich in potassium, magnesium, and fiber and lower in sodium.
Robin’s Nest emphasizes a healthy, nutritious and delicious diet. Some of our choices of the catering menu or our daily menu to lower your blood pressure are:
Your health is important. It is the basis of a happy and fulfilled life. Oftentimes, when it gets hectic, we forget ourselves. Self- care should be our #1 priority. We only have one body and one life treat you good.
Thank an EMS, nurse or doctor on National Emergency Services Week, Monday, May 21 through Friday May 25th and that all our friends and relatives on EMS teams and medical staffs will receive Buy 1 Get 1 50% at Robin’s Nest during that week when showing their ID.
Without them some of us wouldn’t be here.
AND furthermore…Donate two books on Healthy Living for the Book Exchange this month and receive a $2.50 coupon off a menu item or special (beverages not included). Check out the books on the fireplace mantel!