Our risk level for developing high blood pressure (or hypertension) is predominantly dependent on the food we eat. If you have high blood pressure, it’s important you adapt your diet to include more heart-healthy foods. This will not only bring your blood pressure down, but improve your overall health too.

Updated: Friday 19 January 2024

Published: Wednesday 18 January 2023

Stimulants cause your heart to beat faster or unevenly, raising your blood pressure. Drinking alcohol and caffeine every now and again is fine, but regular consumption can put a strain on your heart over time. Here's how to reduce your stimulant intake.

Updated: Thursday 5 October 2023

Published: Tuesday 11 July 2023

Weight gain in adult life can lead to high blood pressure. Losing weight is regarded as one of the most effective non-pharmacological treatments for high blood pressure. Abby Smith, a Health and Wellbeing Physiologist, explains how you can achieve a healthy weight in order to lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.

Updated: Thursday 5 October 2023

Published: Thursday 4 May 2023