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One in three people who read this article will have high blood pressure (hypertension). 

Known as the silent killer due to having no obvious symptoms, high blood pressure can creep up on all of us without warning. Whilst you may be aware that there are many medications to lower your blood pressure, a lot of them come with unwanted side-effects.

Sometimes a simpler approach is more effective and we want you to know that exercise can be one of the best ways that you or someone close to you can combat high blood pressure. We’re not saying you need to run a marathon or join a gym. Start slowly and gently by incorporating physical activity into your daily routine.

Learn more about the influence exercise has on high blood pressure and how you can get started by watching the video above.

This web post has been slightly adapted and first appeared on ‘The Raw McKoy website’ and is brought to you with their full permission.