According to the NHS, around a third of adults in the UK have high blood pressure. If blood pressure continues to rise, people are more likely to suffer from vascular dementia, aneurysms and heart failure.
The national health body explains you’re more at risk of hypertension as soon as you reach the age of 65.
However, one of the biggest risk factors for the condition is being overweight and not doing enough exercise.
This is why doing the government’s minimum recommended guidance of 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity per week is encouraged.