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Can I exercise if I have high blood pressure?

What is hypertension?

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension is when your blood pressure reading is 140/90mmHg or higher. Worryingly, one in four adults are thought to have hypertension with many people not even knowing they have it. Usually this silent condition, doesn’t come with any symptoms but if left untreated can increase your risk of serious incidents such as a heart attack or a stroke.

Easter egg-ersise for the whole family

With the Easter holidays looming, finding interesting and wallet-friendly activities for all the family can be a daunting prospect. A tempting option is to let the kids watch TV or play on their tablets – especially when the weather is bad. While there’s nothing wrong with a bit a screen time to flex the brain or relax, given that the average UK child already spends over 17 hours a week in front of a device, having some other options up your sleeve that will help get the kids more active is well worth it.

Taking an active approach to children’s mental wellbeing

Worryingly, almost one in four young people today will experience depression before they are 19- years-old, according to the NHS. In fact, most children and young people will be emotionally or mentally affected by things that are out of our control at some point in their lives.

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