In the UK, high blood pressure affects 32% of men and 29% of women, and our sedentary, junk food laden lifestyles are putting more of us at risk. The higher your blood pressure becomes, the greater your likelihood of having a stroke or a heart attack in the future.
The good news is there are simple lifestyle changes that can be made to reduce your blood pressure and in some cases completely prevent it.
Visiting your GP is the first step on the road to clearer arteries, but by following these steps you can ensure you are doing everything you can to stay in the healthy blood pressure zone:
The daily-recommended amount of physical activity for adults is at least 30 minutes a day, five times a week. Find an exercise you love so that you will stay motivated, and if the idea of going to a gym scares you, remember there are lots of...