Island Conversations #54–Heart Health, Hula, and Blood Pressure

There was a five year study, recently shared at an American Heart Association meeting, showing that hula can help lower blood pressure, can help heart health.  Some research was done on the Big Island with Kumu Pi’ilani Ka’awaloa from Kamehameha Schools and health worker Stacey Haumea working with Big Island participants.  Dr. Todd Seto, cardiologist at Queen’s Medical Center, talks about the study and we also talk about the Hilo-based Community First’s initiatives towards knowing blood pressure with Randy Kurohara and Community First Chair and KTA President Toby Taniguchi.  Dr. Seto’s photo courtesy Queen’s Medical Center.