High blood pressure increases the force on your blood vessel walls, as well as the strain on your heart. This increases your risk of a heart attack or stroke. However, even small reductions in your blood pressure can significantly reduce this risk. Abby Smith explains five ways you can lower your blood pressure through the food you eat.

Updated: Wednesday 1 November 2023

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