Exercise is good for your heart and your head.
It helps to prevent and improve a number of health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis. Research on anxiety, depression and exercise shows that the psychological and physical benefits of exercise can also help reduce anxiety and improve mood.
Studies show that by reducing systolic blood pressure by 5mmHg, deaths from strokes can be reduced by 14% and deaths from coronary heart disease decrease by 9%. Regular exercise has a key role to play in preventing and treating high blood pressure.
You can make a change by starting with a 10 minute walk at lunch and aiming for a 20 minute walk at home on the weekends.
Tip - Watch your stress levels
Stress can increase hormones like adrenaline and cortisol, and can impact your blood pressure and heart rate.