- are overweight
- are a smokers
- are Afro-Caribbean or African
- Don't exercise enough
- Don't eat enough fruit and vegetables
- Drink too much alcohol
- Drink too much caffeine laden drinks such as coffee
- are over 65
Although you may not be able to control all factors pertaining to developing high blood pressure,commonly high Blood pressure is a result of being overweight and diet. The more overweight you are increases your chances of having high blood pressure. This increased risk means that it is important to maintain a normal weight for your height and build. Being a normal weight for your height and build is important even if you don’t have high blood pressure. Overweight people risk getting not only high blood pressure, but other ailments and life threatening diseases.
Finally, try to get your heart pumping at least 4 times a week as this will help your heart and lungs be strong and you will feel fitter and stronger.