High blood pressure – the five exercises you can do at home to prevent hypertension

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High blood pressure – the five exercises you can do at home to prevent hypertension

High blood pressure – which is also known as hypertension – puts extra stress on blood vessels and vital organs.

The condition could lead to some deadly complications, including strokes and heart attacks.

It could be caused by eating an unhealthy diet, or by not doing enough exercise.

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One of the best ways to lower your risk of high blood pressure is to get your heart rate going.

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“You can take action yourself to lower your blood pressure, by eating less salt, more fruit and vegetables, taking more exercise and being a healthy weight,” said Blood Pressure UK’s CEO, Katharine Jenner.

She told Express Health: “Even a small, 10mmHg, reduction in systolic blood pressure significantly reduces the risk of major cardiovascular disease events, so anything you can do to lower your blood pressure will lower your risk.

“It’s hard to keep up a good exercise regime at the best of times, but we should be aiming for at least 150 minutes of exercise a week and go for anything that gets your heart rate going.

“On lock down you can try jogging, brisk walking, going up and down stairs – even vigorous cleaning and gardening.”

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